The Impact of Technology on Medication Safety in Paediatric Critical care

Introduction:Evidence for the benefits of health information technology (HIT) in the paediatricsetting is currently limited. In 2012, electronic-prescribing, standardisedconcentration infusions (SCIs) and smart-pump technology were implemented intothe paediatric critical care unit (PCCU) in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.Aim:To assess the impact of this new HIT on PCCU medication errors.Methodology:A Delphi consensus process developed a list of novel or previously unaddressedmedication errors. The results, combined with published medication errorsdefinitions, were applied to three further studies: a...
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