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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Development of an "infusion pump safety score".

Carlson R, Johnson B, Ensign RH. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2015;72:777-9.

Although infusion pumps improve the safety of medication delivery, they can also contribute to alert fatigue and decrease individualized patient care. This commentary describes how a large health care system developed a scoring system to analyze the appropriateness of alerts recorded by infusion pumps and customize concentrations of the drugs delivered.