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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
Standard drug concentrations and smart-pump technology reduce continuous-medication-infusion errors in pediatric patients.
Larsen GY, Parker HB, Cash J, O'Connell M, Grant MC. Pediatrics. 2005;116:e21-25.
This study evaluated the impact of three independent medication safety interventions on the incidence of reported infusion errors. Investigators collected data before and after the interventions and discovered a 73% reduction in reported errors. The authors conclude that implementation of new technology in conjunction with simple system changes provides opportunities to improve the safety of care in an increasingly complex health care environment.