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PCA Drug Libraries:
Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing CQI Reports to Optimize Patient Safety

A continuing education program for pharmacists and nurses


After studying this monograph, the reader should be able to:

  1. Describe the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Preventing Medication Errors on infusion therapy and the current state of “smart” pump use in U.S. hospitals.
  2. Understand the causes of serious adverse drug events associated with PCA infusion.
  3. Organize a multidisciplinary team to build a drug library for safe PCA administration.
  4. Describe how to utilize data from PCA smart pumps for continuous quality improvement.

CE for this continuing education program has expired


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