Dr. James Broselow is a family physician who invented the Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape back in 1985. The tape enables physicians and emergency services personnel to rapidly determine resuscitation medications based on the weight estimated by the length of a child. It is a staple of emergency medicine and without question has saved thousands of children! I have had the good fortune of critiquing a prototype of the tape before its release. I have co-written articles on medication safety with Dr. Broselow that were published in Contemporary Pediatrics back in 2008.
Dr. Broselow has recently released the SafeDose Mobile application which is reviewed in the video. The application facilitates the rapid look up of medications (emergency meds and others) by inputting the patients weight, and indication. It also helps providers reconstitute medications for IV dosing or infusions and lets staff create a real-time log of medications as they are administered.
One of the unique features of the application is that it uses the smartphone camera to scan the barcode on the medication label – and displays the medication along with dosing information and information about reconstitution when indicated.
The safed ose log can be sent via email and copied and pasted into your EHR or if your EHR has scanning capability the application can display a QR code which enables the transfer of the log directly into the EHR. Great program. Costs $99 for a year’s subscription. I highly recommend it!