Increasing vigilance on the medical/surgical floor to improve patient safety.
Jacobs JL, Apatov N, Glei M. J Adv Nurs. 2007;57:472-481.
The authors describe an automated, non-invasive technology used to monitor patients' heart and respiration rates. The present study provides “proof of concept” data only, indicating that the technology accurately captures cardiorespiratory telemetry events of interest and did so with a very low rate of false alarms. As the authors acknowledge, future work will need to assess the system's impact on patient outcomes and its integration into the nursing workflow.
The role of automation in complex system failures.
Perry SJ, Wears RL, Cook RI. J Patient Saf. 2005;1:56-61.
Intravenous medication safety and smart infusion systems: lessons learned and future opportunities.
Keohane CA, Hayes J, Saniuk C, Rothschild JM, Bates DW. J Infus Nurs. 2005;28:321-328.
Increased catheter-related bloodstream infection rates after the introduction of a new mechanical valve intravenous access port.
Maragakis LL, Bradley KL, Song X, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006;27:67-70.
Evaluation of a Web-based education program on reducing medication dosing error: a multicenter, randomized controlled trial.
Frush K, Hohenhaus S, Luo X, Gerardi M, Wiebe RA. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006;22:62-70.
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