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Automated dispensing cabinet overrides-an evaluation of necessity in a pediatric emergency department.

Paterson EP, Manning KB, Schmidt MD, et al. Automated dispensing cabinet overrides-an evaluation of necessity in a pediatric emergency department. J Emerg Nurs. 2022;48(3):319-327. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2022.01.007

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May 25, 2022
Paterson EP, Manning KB, Schmidt MD, et al. J Emerg Nurs. 2022;48(3):319-327.

Automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) can reduce medication dispensing errors by requiring pharmacist verification. This study found that medication overrides (i.e., bypassing pharmacist review before administration) in one pediatric emergency department were frequently not due to an emergent situation requiring immediate medication administration and could have been avoided.

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Paterson EP, Manning KB, Schmidt MD, et al. Automated dispensing cabinet overrides-an evaluation of necessity in a pediatric emergency department. J Emerg Nurs. 2022;48(3):319-327. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2022.01.007