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Req-2037: Age- and weight-specific single dose range checking
Release Package: 2015 Priority List


Release Package:

2015 Priority List

Requirement ID:

Req-2037

Title:

Age- and weight-specific single dose range checking

Description:

The system shall provide medication dosing decision support that detects a drug dose that falls outside the minimum-maximum range based on the patient's age, weight, and maximum recommended adult dose (if known) or maximum recommended pediatric dose (if known), for a single dose of the medication.

Related Requirements:

Relationship Release Package Requirement ID Requirement Title Requirement Type SHALL / SHOULD / MAY Compare Requirements
Req-2037 is associated with 2013 Format Req-1241 Age- and weight-specific single dose range checking Normative Statements SHALL Compare

Topic Area(s):

Requirement Type:

Normative Statement

Shall/Should/May:

SHALL

Critical/Core:

Yes

Status:

Released

Implementation Notes:

The system shall be able to alert the user if the maximum recommended adult (flat dose or pediatric (based on weight or body surface area dose for a single dose or for a total daily dose of the medication is exceeded.
Implementers must be aware that minimum dose range alerts have been shown to have limited value to clinicians. (See Scharnweber C, Lau BD, Mollenkopf N, Thiemann DR, Veltri MA, Lehmann CU. Evaluation of medication dose alerts in pediatric inpatients. Int J Med Inform. 2013 Aug;82(8 doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.04.002. Epub 2013 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 23643148.

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Last Updated 04/13/2016
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