The mixed blessings of smart infusion devices and health care IT.
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This study provides a detailed description of the overlapping technological, organizational, and human factors associated with the use of smart pumps and includes insights into potential pitfalls that may pose patient safety threats. The authors make specific recommendations to improve the real-world use of smart pump technology.
Smart Pump Integration: A Giant Step for IV Infusion Safety.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. October 23, 2014; 1:30–3:00 PM (Eastern).
Patient safety, error reduction, and pediatric nurses' perceptions of smart pump technology.
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Smart pumps: implications for nurse leaders.
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