Don't Think of Pediatric Patients as Little Adults

You'll hear more about avoiding med mishaps in babies and kids.

Over 70% of pediatric admissions are to hospitals that also treat adults...which may increase the risk for errors.

Familiarize yourself with general age definitions for pediatric patients. A "neonate" is under a month of age...an "infant" is 1 month to 1 year...a "child" is 1 to 11 years...and an "adolescent" is 12 years or older.

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