The Joint Commission has released a new Sentinel Event Alert, “Optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS.”
This alert addresses the preventable medication errors that frequently involve smart infusion pumps, caused by a combination of technical and human risk factors. the alert describes how built-in dose error reduction software (DERS) can improve patient safety. The alert provides recommended safety actions health care organizations can take to reduce the risks of errors caused by the misuse of smart infusion pumps.
Download the report here.