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Infusion device standardisation and dose error reduction software: a UK survey

Iacovides, Ioanna; Blandford, Ann; Cox, Anna; Franklin, Bryony Dean; Lee, Paul and Vincent, Christopher J. (2014). Infusion device standardisation and dose error reduction software: a UK survey. British Journal of Nursing, 23(Sup14) S16-S24.

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Abstract

In 2004, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) released a safety alert relating to the management and use of infusion devices in England and Wales. The alert called for the standardisation of infusion devices and a consideration of using centralised equipment systems to manage device storage. There has also been growing interest in smart-pump technology, such as dose error reduction software (DERS) as a way to reduce IV medication errors. However, questions remain about the progress that has been made towards infusion device standardisation and the adoption of DERS. In this article, the authors report the results of a survey investigating the extent to which the standardisation of infusion devices has occurred in the last 10 years and centralised equipment libraries are being used in practice, as well as the prevalence of DERS use within the UK. Findings indicate that while reported standardisation levels are high, use of centralised equipment libraries remains low, as does DERS usage.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2014 MA Healthcare Ltd
ISSN: 0966-0461
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetEP/G059063/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Not SetNot SetNIHR (National Institute for Health Research)
Keywords: Infusion pumps; Patient safety; Medication errors; Intravenous infusion; Standardisation
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 46978
Depositing User: Ioanna Iacovides
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 15:54
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 02:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46978
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