Mohamed Gaffoor

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Continuous infusion medications are associated with fatal adverse events in pediatric intensive care units. The effect of computerized orders on detecting infusion pumps programming errors has never been studied. Using a crossover design, we examined the effect of using computerized orders for continuous infusions as compared with that of using handwritten(More)
Critically ill children often require continuous intravenous infusions of life-supporting medications. The complexity of ordering such infusions makes this an error prone process, and such errors can result in serious adverse events. A CPOE system was developed and evaluated to assess its impact on the safety and efficiency of prescribing continuous(More)
Continuous drug infusions in critically ill patients are associated with a high error rate. Although CPOE systems have shown to reduce prescribing errors, the effect on administration errors has not been studied in pediatric ICU patients. We studied this by measuring the ability of nurses to detect medication administration errors using CPOE orders versus(More)
PURPOSE The development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive pediatric medication management system based on computerized orders with standardized concentrations for pediatric continuous infusions are described. SUMMARY To attain the Joint Commission mandate of using a few standardized concentrations for pediatric continuous infusion(More)
A mass casualty event can result in an overwhelming number of critically injured pediatric victims that exceeds the available capacity of pediatric critical care (PCC) units, both locally and regionally. To address these gaps, the New York City (NYC) Pediatric Disaster Coalition (PDC) was established. The PDC includes experts in emergency preparedness,(More)
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