A new, safety-oriented, integrated drug administration and automated anesthesia record system

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dc.contributor.author Merry, Alan en
dc.contributor.author Webster, Craig en
dc.contributor.author Mathew, DJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-18T01:51:17Z en
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.citation Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2001, 93 (2), pp. 385 - 390 (6) en
dc.identifier.issn 0003-2999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24572 en
dc.description.abstract Medication errors are an important cause of patient morbidity and mortality and excessive costs, including in anesthesia. Conventional methods of injectable drug administration in anesthesia make little use of technology to support manual checking and are idiosyncratic and relatively error prone. Similarly, conventional anesthesia records are handwritten, time-consuming to make, and often unreliable. There are automated record systems, but they do not provide support for checking drugs. Therefore, by using a multifaceted approach based on established principles of systems design and human factors psychology, we have developed a system that includes trays that promote a well-organized anesthetic workspace, color- and bar-coded labeling of syringes, and automatic visual and auditory verification of the syringe labels by computer just before each drug administration. In addition, documentation of drugs administered and a traditional anesthetic case record are generated automatically. The system has been successfully deployed for 25 mo and has been used by 35 anesthesiologists in 1148 diverse cases, including cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, heart and lung transplants, and orthopedic and otorhinolaryngologic operations. It is in daily use in a tertiary teaching center and in a private hospital. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anesthesia and Analgesia en
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dc.title A new, safety-oriented, integrated drug administration and automated anesthesia record system en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1213/00000539-200108000-00030 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 385 en
pubs.volume 93 en
dc.identifier.pmid 11473866 en
pubs.author-url http://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/Fulltext/2001/08000/A_New,_Safety_Oriented,_Integrated_Drug.30.aspx en
pubs.end-page 390 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 3864 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
dc.identifier.eissn 1526-7598 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 11473866 en


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