Acute Care Volume 23, Issue 7

Medication Safety Alert! April 5, 2018

In this week's issue:

Featured article

In two recent surveys on smart infusion pump (smart pump) usage in the US, more than 1,000 nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals provided ISMP with a unique glimpse into the successes, safety concerns, and barriers with the optimization of smart pumps. Most respondents reported widespread use of smart pumps and demonstrated a commitment to employing reliable drug libraries capable of reducing administration errors with parenteral infusions, including pump programming errors. However, respondents were also very candid about their many frustrations and challenges with...

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