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Another apparent heparin overdose-related death - page 2

A very sad story from a local medical center: Published Friday April 2, 2010 Death prompts stiffer control By Michael O'Connor and Rick Ruggles A commonly used blood thinner that can be a... Read More

  1. Visit  Jolie profile page
    I understood the article to say that a hospital Cheyenne was implementing a bar code system that would prevent this type of error.

    I don't believe the article was about the Nebraska Med. Ctr. where this tragic death occured.

    If memory serves, the NE Med. Ctr. already uses a bar code system. I question whether it includes continuous IV infusions. I believe this child was receiving a continuous heparin infusion. How would a bar code prevent a rate error on a pump?
  2. Visit  kl1730 profile page
    how sad