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Errors and discrepancies in the administration of intravenous infusions: a mixed methods multihospital observational study.

Lyons I, Furniss D, Blandford A, et al. Errors and discrepancies in the administration of intravenous infusions: a mixed methods multihospital observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27(11):892-901. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007476.

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June 6, 2018
Lyons I, Furniss D, Blandford A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27(11):892-901.

Errors and discrepancies in intravenous infusions were common in this study performed at two English hospitals, but only a small proportion of errors led to patient harm. The use of smart pumps did not appear to protect against errors.

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Lyons I, Furniss D, Blandford A, et al. Errors and discrepancies in the administration of intravenous infusions: a mixed methods multihospital observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27(11):892-901. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007476.

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