Accidents and incidents related to intravenous drug administration: a pre-post study following implementation of smart pumps in a teaching hospital.
Guérin A, Tourel J, Delage E, et al. Drug Saf. 2015 Jun 25; [Epub ahead of print].
This pre-post study evaluated the impact of smart pump infusion devices on reported adverse drug events(ADEs) in an inpatient setting. Researchers observed an increase in ADEs immediately following implementation of the new devices, as has been previously seen after electronic health record implementation. Subsequently, ADEs returned to rates similar to before smart pump use. This lack of benefit from smart pumps indicates the need for human factors approaches to characterize the actual use of devices.
Maximizing smart pump technology to enhance patient safety.
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The Role of Bar Coding and Smart Pumps in Safety
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Preventing medication errors in hospitals through a systems approach and technological innovation: a prescription for 2010.
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