Presentation from the 2018 REMEDI Infusion Pump Collaborative Annual Conference held April 18 - 20, 2018 at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, IL.
Dose error reduction software (DERS) is designed to catch errors in infusion pump programming based on drug library limits set by the hospital, yet errors continue to occur. How do we address medication errors that occur as a result of using DERS incorrectly while programming an infusion? When DERS is used correctly, how do we protect patients and clinicians from errors that unknowingly occur due to using a device that isn’t fully integrated into the larger medication management ecosystem? This session will provide some early insights into the rates of programming errors and explore how smart pump – EMR interoperability, used together with DERS, can truly close the safety gaps and lead to a meaningful reduction in medication errors.