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Wrong doses of adrenaline

2nd January 2008
A study has shown that doctors could be giving patients incorrect doses of adrenaline due to "confusing labelling".

Adrenaline is administered in emergency cases - for example severe asthma attacks - and comes in vials which show the amount in both dose and ratio. A doctor needs to work out the ratio using arithmetic.

The Annals of Internal Medicine said that research showed that "only two of 14 doctors using the ratio were able to give the correct amount".


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Article Information

Title: Wrong doses of adrenaline
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5196
Date Added: 2nd Jan 2008

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BBC News

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