Newspaper/Magazine Article

Subtherapeutic heparin infusions: is your organization at risk of bypassing soft low-dose alerts?

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. 2020;25.

Smart infusion pumps are widely used in hospitals to reduce medication errors but have the potential to create problems if not correctly used. This article discusses heparin administration programming errors and recommends independent double-checks, electronic health record and smart pump interoperability and weight-based dosing as tactics to minimize mistakes.