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Children's hospital safeguards patient safety

NEW ORLEANS -- To a child about to receive 5 mg of morphine instead of 0.5 mg, a misplaced decimal point can make a big difference. That's one reason why Children's Hospital has taken action to improve its already superior patient safety record. On Tuesday, March 25, the regional pediatric medical center implemented a barcode-enabled, point-of-care patient safety software system for pediatrics, the MedPoint™ system, from Bridge Medical. The hospital is also in the early stages of developing an electronic medication ordering system for physicians.

"We are the first Louisiana hospital--and second pediatric hospital in the nation--to begin using Bridge's MedPoint system," said Mary Perrin, vice president of Operations at Children's Hospital. "Our responsibility is to provide our children the best and safest care. To maintain our leadership position in pediatrics requires constant monitoring of practices and processes. It also means investing in the latest, smartest technology. With this new initiative, and the use of a new ordering system for medication, we are now able to offer more of the latest in patient safety technology to the 55,000-plus patients we treat each year."

Making a good safety record better

Two years ago, at the direction of its president and CEO, Steve Worley, Children's Hospital formed a multi-disciplinary team to study in depth all issues related to medication errors and to develop an effective course of action to enhance patient safety.

"We discovered our safety record was well above the national average," said Troy Russo, assistant director of Pharmacy. "Nevertheless, we knew we could do better. Careful investigation revealed we could achieve the greatest impact by using barcode technology and electronic ordering to intercept medication errors at the patient bedside before they occur."

Barcode technology: easy to use, easy to interface

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Contact: Tiffany Bleichner
504-896-9373
Bridge Medical, Inc.
28-Mar-2003


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