Acute Care Volume 22, Issue 24

Medication Safety Alert! November 30, 2017

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Some hospitals have been working towards interoperability between smart infusion pumps and the electronic health record (EHR) so data can be shared between the two systems. With this level of bidirectional interoperability, infusion parameters are wirelessly transmitted from the EHR to prepopulate the smart infusion pump, and infusion data is also wirelessly sent back into the EHR. Specifically, an infusion order is sent via a computerized order entry system (CPOE) to the pharmacy for verification and then to a smart pump via a barcode medication administration system so the pump can be...

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