14 Thursday - BCMA Workarounds: A 2018 ECRI Top 10 Hazard - Brad Bonnette

By Brad Bonnette

ECRI Institute

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Presentation from the 2018 REMEDI Infusion Pump Collaborative Annual Conference held April 18 - 20, 2018 at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, IL.

Workarounds can negate the safety advantages of bar-coded medication administration systems (BCMAs). For our 2018 Top 10 Hazard list, ECRI Institute identified dangerous workarounds, including some examples mined from reports we have received from member hospitals. We also provide recommendations related to BCMA implementation, staff knowledge and training, and ongoing support and analysis.