Serious Medication Errors in Pediatrics: Evaluation of Prevention Strategies

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2010 by Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Patient Safety Foundation
Children's Hospital Boston
Information provided by:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00153205
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: May 3, 2010
Last verified: May 2010

September 8, 2005
May 3, 2010
February 2000
February 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
serious medication errors
Same as current
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Serious Medication Errors in Pediatrics: Evaluation of Prevention Strategies
Serious Medication Errors in Pediatrics: Evaluation of Prevention Strategies

The purpose of this study is to determine how effective ward-based clinical pharmacists and computerized physician order entry systems are in reducing serious medication errors in pediatric inpatients.

This is a prospective cohort study at Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), before and after the introduction of two distinct interventions. The first intervention at Children's Hospital was the introduction of clinical pharmacists on inpatient pediatric wards to target errors at the stages of physician ordering and nurse transcription. The second intervention is technological: the introduction of physician computer order entry at the BWH neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This intervention will most effectively target errors at the stage of physician ordering, and secondarily address errors at the stage of pharmacy dispensing and nurse transcription. Data on serious medication errors will be collected pre and post each intervention.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Medication Errors
Device: computerized physician order entry
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Recruiting
1000
February 2011
February 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in the BWH NICU in the study pods during the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in other units, non-study pods, or outside of the study period
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Contact: Rainu Kaushal 212-746-1703 rkaushal@partners.org
United States
 
NCT00153205
2005-P-000322/1; BWH
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Rainu Kaushal, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Children's Hospital Boston
Principal Investigator: Rainu Kaushal BWH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
May 2010

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