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HEAL and RCHE collaboration publishes paper on infusion pump disruptions to nursing workflow

HEAL and RCHE collaboration publishes paper on infusion pump disruptions to nursing workflow

Yu, Obuseh (HEAL student), and Delaurentis (RCHE) leveraged big infusion datasets to identify factors that impact infusion pump alerts and alarms

The findings from this paper adds value to the body of knowledge about smart infusion pump use and practice, supporting how disruptive infusion pump alarms and alerts can be to nursing workflows and patient safety in clinical settings. Moreover, risk factors for these alarms and alerts have been identified, ensuring that clinicians are aware of these contributory factors to workflow interruptions while using smart infusion pumps. Consequently, hospital management can apply this approach to deploy efficient risk strategies and quality improvement initiatives that prioritize safe medication infusion processes.

 

Yu, D., Obuseh, M., & DeLaurentis, P. (2021). Quantifying the Impact of Infusion Alerts and Alarms on Nursing Workflows: A Retrospective Analysis. Applied Clinical Informatics12(03), 528-538.