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Medication Safety: ISMP Best Practice Goal # 8 Smart Pumps


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In this episode, we will review the ISMP Best Practice #8 recommendations for Smart Pump Use and describe the process used at one health system to implement these recommendations.


>Dr. MilliganDr. Milligan has been the System Medication Safety Pharmacist for BJC HealthCare, a diverse 12 hospital system located in St. Louis, Missouri and Clinical Lead for the Adverse Drug Event Preventable Harm Initiative since 2008. He has served as Director-at-Large for the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care and been awarded the ASHP Foundation awards for Excellence in Medication Use Safety and for outstanding contribution to biomedical literature.

Naomi BaraschNaomi Barasch is a clinical specialist pharmacist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Naomi has done considerable work with standardization and alignment of smartpumps and dose error reduction systems across BJC Healthcare with a focus on medication safety. She is a graduate of Drake University and completed her PGY-1 residency at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in 2010. 

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.