Using technology to prevent adverse drug events in the intensive care unit.

@article{Hassan2010UsingTT,
  title={Using technology to prevent adverse drug events in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Erkan Hassan and Omar Badawi and Robert James Weber and Henry Cohen},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 6 Suppl},
  pages={S97-S105}
}
Critically ill patients are particularly susceptible to adverse drug events (ADEs) due to their rapidly changing and unstable physiology, complex therapeutic regimens, and large percentage of medications administered intravenously. There are a wide variety of technologies that can help prevent the points of failure commonly associated with ADEs (i.e., the five "Rights": right patient; right drug; right route; right dose; right frequency). These technologies are often categorized by their degree… CONTINUE READING