Computerized dose range checking using hard and soft stop alerts reduces prescribing errors in a pediatric intensive care unit.
Balasuriya L, Vyles D, Bakerman P, et al. J Patient Saf. 2014 Oct 31; [Epub ahead of print].
This before-and-after study found that introduction of a tiered alert system for medication dosages in pediatric patients led to an increase in alerts, but also resulted in fewer overridden alerts and more medication order revisions. This work emphasizes the need to improve electronic medication alerts to make them more actionable and reduce alert fatigue.
Medication-error reporting and pharmacy resident experience during implementation of computerized prescriber order entry.
Weant KA, Cook AM, Armitstead JA. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64:526-530.
The effect of computerized physician order entry on medication prescription errors and clinical outcome in pediatric and intensive care: a systematic review.
van Rosse F, Maat B, Rademaker CMA, van Vught AJ, Egberts ACG, Bollen CW. Pediatrics. 2009;123:1184-1190.
Impact of computerized orders for pediatric continuous drug infusions on detecting infusion pump programming errors: a simulated study.
Sowan AK, Gaffoor MI, Soeken K, Johantgen ME, Vaidya VU. J Pediatr Nurs. 2010;25:108-118.
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Comparing errors in ED computer-assisted vs conventional pediatric drug dosing and administration.
Yamamoto L, Kanemori J. Am J Emerg Med. 2010;28:588-592.