Acute Care Volume 23, Issue 14

Medication Safety Alert! July 12, 2018

In this week's issue:

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Between November 2017 and March 2018, ISMP conducted three surveys to learn about current practices with smart infusion pumps that have dose error-reduction software (DERS). Smart pumps can vastly improve medication safety by providing customizable libraries with dose limits and administration rates specific to medications and care areas. When the library is engaged, alerts can be generated when infusions are programmed outside these preset limits. The results of the first two surveys were published in our April 5, 2018 newsletter (Smart pumps in practice: Survey results reveal widespread use,...

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