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Color Coding to Reduce Errors: The Broselow–Luten system streamlines pediatric emergency treatment.

DeBoer, Scott MSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN; Seaver, Michael BA, RN, EMT-P; Broselow, James MD

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: August 2005 - Volume 105 - Issue 8 - p 68-71
FEATURES: Emergency

The Broselow–Luten system streamlines emergency treatment.

Scott DeBoer is a flight nurse with the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network and founder of Peds-R-Us Medical Education, Dyer, IN. Michael Seaver is the ED Epic principal trainer for Methodist Hospitals in northwest Indiana; serves on the Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission; and is president of EMSCON, Ltd., a consulting company, Merrillville, IN. James Broselow is a board-certified physician in emergency medicine and works full time on the development of the Broselow–Luten color-coding system in Hickory, NC. The authors would like to thank Bonnie Lundblom, BSN, CCRN, and Robert Luten, MD, for their assistance. Contact author, Scott DeBoer: scott@peds-r-us.com.

Author disclosure: James Broselow holds patents for the Broselow tape and Broselow–Luten system and receives royalties from Vital Signs, Inc., Totowa, NJ, for all products mentioned in this article.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.