The impact of DERS and SMART pumps in England: a retrospective database study

In the first study of its kind in English hospitals, pharmacy researchers from the University of Manchester reviewed data from two large NHS trusts with smart IV pumps and found the devices may have averted 110 deaths over the course of one year by alerting staff to potentially dangerous drug dose errors. Adam Sutherland and colleagues’ paper shares insights and evaluates Dose Error Reduction Software and SMART pumps.

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