Programmable infusion pumps in ICUs An analysis of corresponding adverse drug events
Nuckols TK, Bower AG, Paddock SM, et al.Journal of general internal medicine. 2008;23 Suppl 1:41-5
The following reference describes the opportunities for improved
safety that are not addressed by a particular smart pump
Patients in intensive care units (ICUs) frequently
experience adverse drug events involving intravenous
medications (IV-ADEs), which are often preventable.
To determine how frequently preventable IV-ADEs in ICUs
match the safety features of a programmable infusion pump
with safety software (“smart pump”) and to suggest potential
improvements in smart-pump design.