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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.
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Pedersen CA, Schneider P, Scheckelhoff DJ. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66:926-946.
Conducted by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), this survey of more than 1300 pharmacy directors sought to evaluate the use of safety measures targeting medication dispensing and administration errors. Some positive signs were found in that use of proven technologies such as bar coding and smart infusion pumps has increased, but the overall proportion of hospitals using these technologies remains relatively low. Only a small proportion of hospitals had pharmacists attached to the emergency department (ED) or reviewed medication orders in the ED for errors. Prior surveys by the ASHP have examined the use of safety mechanisms for preventing prescribing and transcribing errors.
Gebhart F. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). July 23, 2007.
This article describes how robust drug libraries developed for programmable smart pumps can help reduce medication errors associated with traditional infusion methods.
Health Manage Techol. April 2007;28:30-32, 34.
This article describes a health system's implementation of bar coding technology to support safe medication administration.