Journal Article

Intravenous smart pump drug library compliance: a descriptive study of 44 hospitals.

Giuliano KK, Su W-T, Degnan DD, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2018;14:e76-e82.

Although smart pumps can reduce medication errors, user overrides and workarounds prevent safety features from operating as intended. Researchers used informatics data from 7 hospital systems including a total of 44 hospitals for a 1-year period to determine compliance with built-in dose-error reduction systems and drug libraries. They found differences in compliance both within and across systems. They also found a positive association between pump compliance and type of pump used as well as a positive association between the number of drug library profiles and pump compliance.