Medication Safety Alert! November 30, 2017
In this week's issue:
- EHR-Smart Pump Interoperability Resulted in Electronic Documentation of Different Flow Rates
- Use the drug library to program smart infusion pumps
- DOPamine label misread
- BD Alaris System IUI connectors
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...