What does your IV smart pump infusion data tell you about IV clinical practice and patient safety?

Elizabeth Starenkyj, Patti Wolfe, Tim Hoh, Nadia Mamer, John Soliven-Llaguno
2009 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
Nursing in the era of ehealth integrates 'clinical systems data' in all domains of nursing practice to improve patient care outcomes. As clinical consultants at Baxter Canada, a nursing informatics approach to clinical IV data analysis was completed at (2) Canadian hospitals in 2008. A summary of the hospitals' clinical infusion data results will be outlined in relation to IV clinical practice, patient safety and hospital accreditation standards, as a leading practice in innovation. A total of
more » ... vation. A total of 536 infusion pumps, capturing infusion starts over (3) days of infusion pump activity was collected. The preliminarily key infusion data results include: (24) Near Misses/Averted and (80) Drug Dose Overrides that clinicians were alerted to confirm the correct dose.
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