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High-alert medication administration and intravenous smart pumps: a descriptive analysis of clinical practice.
Marwitz KK, Giuliano KK, Su WT, Degnan D, Zink RJ, DeLaurentis P. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15:889-894.
This retrospective study of smart infusion pump use across multiple hospitals found that the majority of pump alerts are overridden by clinicians, regardless of the type of pump or whether the medication is a high-alert medication. These results suggest a need to augment alerting algorithms to prevent alert fatigue and improve safety.