Circle priming for chemotherapy administration
Introduction: The objective of this project was to assess the percentage of interoperability compliance within our pediatric hematology/oncology patient care areas for intravenous chemotherapy medications before and after the implementation of circle priming.
Methods: We conducted a retrospective quality improvement project at an inpatient pediatric hematology/oncology floor and outpatient pediatric infusion center before and after implementation of circle priming.
Results: There was a statistically significant increase in percent interoperability compliance for the inpatient pediatric hematology/oncology floor from 4.1% prior to implementation of circle priming to 35.6% after (odds ratio 13.1 (95% CI, 3.96-43.1), p < 0.001), as well as for the outpatient pediatric infusion center from 18.5% to 47.3%, respectively (odds ratio 3.9 (95% CI, 2.7-5.9), p < 0.001).
Conclusion: Implementation of circle priming has significantly increased the percentage of interoperability compliance for intravenous chemotherapy medications in our pediatric hematology/oncology patient care areas.
Agedal KJ, Steidl KE, Burgess JL, Seabury RW, Wojnowicz SR. Does circle priming improve smart infusion pump and electronic health record interoperability for chemotherapy in a pediatric hematology/oncology setting? J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2023 Apr 19:10781552231170769. doi: 10.1177/10781552231170769. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37078113.