Acute Care Volume 23, Issue 11

Medication Safety Alert! May 31, 2018

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Problem: Earlier this month, ISMP held its second national summit on smart infusion pumps. The first summit, held in 2008, examined smart pump implementation, drug libraries, and clinical practice, and resulted in publication of the ISMP Guidelines for Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps in 2009. Since then, smart pump technology has evolved, and its application has spread to nearly all US hospitals. During our latest summit, we focused on optimizing use of the technology during administration of secondary and intermittent infusions, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), epidural...

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