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Journal Article > Commentary
Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2008;43:960-964.
This monthly selection reports on pump programming errors that led to overdoses of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), miscommunication regarding dose and indication for alteplase, and a warning to not use empty prelabeled syringes.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 11, 2008;13:1-3.
This article discusses a medication error associated with a new smart pump system and describes strategies to prevent errors when well-established processes are changed.
Journal Article > Study
Clinical and financial effects of smart pump–electronic medical record interoperability at a hospital in a regional health system.
Biltoft J, Finneman L. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75:1064-1068.
Journal Article > Review
The safety of intravenous drug delivery systems: update on current issues since the 1999 Consensus Development Conference.
Sanborn M, Gabay M, Moody ML. Hosp Pharm. 2009;44:159-164.
This review charts the evolution of intravenous drug delivery systems and policies over the past 10 years and offers recommendations for introducing automated devices to enhance safety.
US News & World Report. July 3, 2008.
This article discusses the findings of a recent study that reported deficiencies in barcode systems requiring numerous overrides and "workarounds" by nurses.