Maximizing smart pump technology to enhance patient safety.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Smart pumps are considered a valuable method to improve medication safety. However, users may engage in workarounds that bypass the safety features of the equipment. This commentary relates risks and benefits associated with smart pumps and highlights opportunities to augment adoption and use of smart pump technology to prevent medication errors. A past AHRQ WebM&M perspective describes the value of smart pump technologies as a medication safety strategy.