What you can and cannot do with smart infusion pumps?

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This article discusses what smart pumps can—and can’t—do and how nurses can avoid common safety pitfalls associated with their use” Giuliano and and Ruppel (2017).

Extract:

“The Introduction of smart pumps, sometimes called smart infusion pumps or intelligent infusion devices, represents a significant advancement in I.V. medication administration safety.1 Numerous examples in the literature attribute I.V. medication error reduction to their use. Still, end-user smart pump workarounds and I.V.-related medication errors remain common. As the primary end users of smart pumps, nurses need to be aware of potential safety issues and play an active role in improving the technology. This article discusses what smart pumps can—and can’t—do and how nurses can avoid common safety pitfalls associated with their use” Giuliano and and Ruppel (2017).

Reference:

Giuliano, K.K. and Ruppel, H. (2017) Are smart pumps smart enough? Nursing. 47(3), p.64–66.

DOI: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000512888.75246.88

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