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Journal Article > Commentary
Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Quality Healthc. January/February 2007.
The author discusses high-risk intravenous infusions, smart pump technologies that support safe delivery of medications, and effective use of smart pump data to inform improvements.
Journal Article > Study
Application of the IV Medication Harm Index to assess the nature of harm averted by "smart" infusion safety systems.
Williams CK, Maddox RR, Heape E, et al. J Patient Saf. 2006;2:132-139.
The research team studied the impact of a smart infusion system on patient harm. The results suggest that the systems were effective in averting harm and can help identify areas for improvement in IV medication delivery.