15 Thursday - Enhancing the Safety of IV Medications:  Standardizing Concentrations, Reducing Clinically Insignificant Alerts, and Integrating with Electronic Health Records - Andrew Fritschle, Todd Walroth, Dan Degnan

By Todd Alan Walroth1, Andrew Christopher Fritschle Hilliard1, Daniel Degnan

1. Pharmacist

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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.

Intravenous (IV) infusion medications have the greatest potential for causing significant patient harm and are frequently associated with errors due to confusion created by the variety of available drug concentrations and dosage units, abundance of alerts for the end user, and variability in the administration process.  To address these concerns, the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, Inc. (ICPS) developed a task force to define a list of adult IV standard concentrations and formed a workgroup to identify best practices to decrease clinically insignificant smart infusion pump alerts.  This presentation will cover the work of these ICPS groups as well as highlight key steps necessary for the integration of an electronic health record with smart infusion pumps.