Selection of incorrect medication pump leads to chemotherapy overdose.
ISMP Canada. August 26, 2015;15:1-4.
Checklists are cognitive aids that help clinicians remember important steps to ensure safe practice. In response to an incident involving a chemotherapy administration error as a result of utilizing the incorrect infusion pump, this newsletter article discusses the development of a point-of-care checklist to assist in use of infusion pumps to improve safety.
Human factors engineering: a tool for medical device evaluation in hospital procurement decision-making.
Ginsburg G. J Biomed Inform. 2005;38:213-219.
Oral chemotherapy: not just an ordinary pill.
SafeMedicineUse. August 19, 2015;6:1-2.
Accidental overdoses involving fluorouracil infusions.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 18, 2015;20:1:5.
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