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Curtiss B. Cook, MD; January 2009
Admitted to the hospital for surgery, a man with type 1 diabetes mellitus asked the staff to leave his home insulin pump in place but did not mention that he was adjusting his insulin pump himself based on serial glucose measurements. As the patient was also receiving an intravenous insulin infusion, he developed hypoglycemia.
Journal Article > Study
Applying a multidisciplinary approach to the selection, evaluation, and acquisition of smart infusion pumps.
Namshirin P, Ibey A, Lamsdale A. J Med Bio Eng. 2011;31:93-98.
Journal Article > Commentary
Walroth TA, Smallwood S, Arthur K, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75:893-900.
Nuisance drug alerts generated by smart infusion pumps can detract from safe care delivery by contributing to alert fatigue and interruptions. This commentary reviews a consensus initiative to decrease insignificant alerts across six health systems. The authors describe how the group standardized smart pump drug library management processes to refine dosage recommendations, policy development, alert review, and data usage to reduce alerts in acute care facilities. A past PSNet perspective discussed the importance of addressing hazards associated with smart pump utilization.