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Computerized dose range checking using hard and soft stop alerts reduces prescribing errors in a pediatric intensive care unit.
Balasuriya L, Vyles D, Bakerman P, et al. J Patient Saf. 2017;13:144-148.
This before-and-after study found that introduction of a tiered alert system for medication dosages in pediatric patients led to an increase in alerts, but also resulted in fewer overridden alerts and more medication order revisions. This work emphasizes the need to improve electronic medication alerts to make them more actionable and reduce alert fatigue.
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Asdigha MN. Hosp Pharm. 2006;41:1067-1075.
The author describes changes made within the neonatal intensive care unit to improve medication use safety, including eliminating the "rule of 6" for medication preparation and installing smart pump technology.
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Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH; Eric B. Milbrandt, MD, MPH; July 2004
Following a motor vehicle collision, a patient is mistakenly given drotrecogin alfa (activated) for organ failure not due to sepsis.