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Building a Smart Infusion System Drug Library

A smart infusion system is designed to minimize programming errors and the related risk of patient harm.  A comprehensive drug library is critical for the effective and safe use of any smart infusion system. The effectiveness of a smart pump system's ability to detect programming errors before an infusion is delivered to a patient is dependent on how well the drug library is built and maintained. 

This guide, prepared by Baxter Healthcare Corporation in collaboration with ISMP, provides detailed steps to take for each phase of building an infusion system drug library including the steps to consider for a electronic health record (EHR) integration phase. 

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