Clinical Data Explanation: Investigating alerts with VTBI=0.00
How can I find out about VTBI values for alerts in the Investigative Report that show VTBI= 0.00?
When IPI shows an alert in an Investigative Report, the information for the alert comes from a row in the "All Available Columns" spreadsheet that identifies the action taken for that alert (override, reprogram, cancel). Sometimes that single row does not contain all the information captured by the smart pump about the sequence of actions taken by the nurse when programming the infusion.that triggered the alert.
Let's look at the spreadsheet for the Indianapolis VAMC May 2014, This spreadsheet was downloaded from an IPI investigative report after filtering the VTBI column for VTBI=0.00. Note that there are 138 (of 538 total alerts) that show VTBI=0.00.
More information about VTBI values for each of these 138 alerts can be found in other rows from the All Available Columns -- captured by the smart pump for the sequence of infusion actions that triggered this alert. . The other rows provide valuable information that you want to know about, like values for VTBI..
We now can show you all rows describing the full sequence of actions for every alert . This new feature lets you click on any drug name in an investigative report to see the full sequence of rows for that infusion from All Available Columns..
We will use this new feature to drill-down on drug names for investigative report alerts with VTBI=0.00.
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