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Sentinel Event Alert 63: optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS.

Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2021;Epub Apr 14.

Smart infusions pumps with built-in dose error reduction software (DERS) are designed to protect against dosing errors that result in patient harm. This alert summarizes recommendations to enhance the effective implementation and use of smart infusion pumps such as drug library maintenance and pump error report monitoring.