Undertaking safe medicine administration with children part 2: essential numeracy
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Undertaking safe medicine administration with children part 2: essential numeracy

Jayne Pentin Professional development nurse, Leeds Children's Hospital
Michelle Green Lecturer, children's nursing, University of Leeds
Joanna Smith Lecturer, children's nursing, University of Leeds

This is the second of two articles which aim to provide children's nurses with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills of medicines management when caring for children and young people. The first article considered the processes associated with effective medicines management, including the concept of human error. This article addresses essential numeracy and calculation skills that have been identified as an important risk factor associated with medication errors in children. The range of activities throughout the article will help you develop and practise numeracy skills, with the answers for each activity at the end of the article.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2016.e743

Correspondence

jayne.pentin@leedsth.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 08 December 2015

Accepted: 17 February 2016

Published online: 27 July 2016