Software, Infusion Pump, Dose Error Reduction

Definition : Infusion pump software designed to reduce programming errors during the administration of medications using infusion pumps (the pumps are typically known as 'smart' pumps) by using drug dose libraries and standard limits for a facility's medications, electrolytes, and other infusates. Dose error reduction system (also known as DERS) software is intended to improve the safety of infusion procedures by warning users of incorrect medication orders, calculation errors, and misses in programming; the software only works with one or a few models of infusion pumps, usually from the same manufacturer. Some software packages include automated programming and data logging and perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the analysis of the information related to the drug to be administered; the software typically includes interfaces to pharmacy, electronic documentation, and/or other hospital information systems.

Entry Terms : "Dose Error Reduction Infusion Pump Software" , "Infusion Pump Software, Programming" , "Infusion Pump Software, Safety" , "Smart Infusion Pump Software"

UMDC code : 26756

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