Implementation of a smart pump champions program to decrease potential patient harm.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Compliance with safety features on smart pumps with drug libraries is a challenge for health care systems. Noncompliance and workarounds heighten the risk for adverse drug events and subsequent costs of patient care. This quality improvement project describes a pump champion innovation implemented over a 6-month period. There was a significant increase in nurses' compliance to drug library software in smart pumps and a decrease in severe harms averted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Orto, V; Hendrix, CC; Griffith, B; Shaikewitz, ST

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 138 - 143

PubMed ID

  • 25390367

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5065

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000090


  • eng