Smart pumps in practice: survey results reveal widespread use, but optimization is challenging.
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Smart pumps are considered an important tool to improve medication safety in the hospital environment. This newsletter article summarizes the results of two national surveys on smart infusion pump use to highlight current concerns and challenges to generating improvements. Irrelevant alarms and out-of-date drug libraries were among the problems identified by survey participants.