Navigation Links
University of Kansas Hospital Deploys NeoFax from Thomson Reuters for Electronic Neonatal Drug Dosing to Support Medication Safety
Date:10/12/2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Kansas Hospital has deployed NeoFax(®) from Thomson Reuters to provide physicians, nurses, and pharmacy staff in its neonatal intensive care unit with electronic drug dosing, interaction checking, and reference information.

The University of Kansas Hospital is a 575-bed academic medical center that specializes in heart disease, cancer treatment and prevention, neurology, kidney disease, urology, liver and kidney transplantation, and pain management. It has a licensed 35-bed, level-III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) providing care to infants with severe prematurity and respiratory, gastrointestinal or cardiac anomalies. The hospital chose to deploy the electronic version of NeoFax to reduce the chance of medication errors.

"Prior to deployment, nurses administering drugs to patients would check the patient chart at the bedside, go to the drug cabinet to withdraw the medication, go to the counter to use the dosing book to check the dose, and then go to the bedside to administer the medicine," said Leasa Clemons, BSN, RN. "With NeoFax Online, we bring the medication to the bedside. With the bedside computer we re-check the patient chart, check the patient's gestational age and the dosing, and administer."

The new workflow eliminates several steps that can lead to medication errors and provides online dosing calculations that account for infants' ever-changing weight.

NeoFax Online also assists with the hospital's ongoing infection control initiative. Books are difficult to clean and can carry and transfer infections. Removing contact with a book during the administration of medication eliminates this potential source of infection within the NICU.

NeoFax Online is available via the internet and through intranet deployments. Handheld versions are available for Palm and Windows Mobile-based PDAs.

The University of Kansas Hospital worked with Form Web Productions, a Kansas City-based company, to integrate NeoFax with their NICU systems.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

About The University of Kansas Hospital

The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, and their various leading edge research projects. The constantly growing facility contains 574 staffed beds and serves more than 21,000 inpatients annually. The University of Kansas Hospital comprehensive heart program is ranked 34th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is housed in the state of the art Center for Advanced Heart Care. The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, based in the region's largest outpatient cancer facility, the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion, located in Westwood, Kansas, 1 1/2 miles from the main hospital. The hospital has received Magnet nursing designation, reflecting the quality of care throughout the hospital, an honor awarded to only 3.5 percent of the hospitals nationwide. The hospital also houses the region's only burn center and the area's only nationally accredited Level I Trauma Center.

SOURCE Thomson Reuters


'/>"/>
SOURCE Thomson Reuters
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. American University of Beirut Medical Team Successfully Performs First Artificial Heart Implant in Lebanon
2. Correction to Earlier Release From Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville
3. First Skin Cancer Patients Treated With Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) At University of Wisconsin Riverview Cancer Center
4. University of Michigan Study Shows SEQUENOMs MassARRAY Technology Identifies HPV Infections Missed by Standard Hybridization Test
5. Infant Formula Company Teams With the University of Virginia Pediatrics Department to Conduct Clinical Studies
6. Single Port Surgeries Now Performed at University Medical Center at Princeton
7. University of California Los Angeles Selects Velos eResearch
8. University of Redlands Student Cody Unser Documentary Run to Start Today in L.A.
9. Terumo Heart, Inc. Reports Clinical Progress in the DuraHeart(TM) U.S. Pivotal Trial as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Implants First Patient
10. Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center and Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announce Multi-Trial Clinical Research Collaboration
11. British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... Ambulances announces its first delivery in the state of ... Emergency Medical Services (EMS) consisting of four vehicles: three ... Emergency Vehicles in Lecanto, FL , USA, ... the latest in Demers, ongoing expansion of sales.  ... --> Benoit LaFortune , Executive Vice President at Demers. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... -- Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up with Houston ... a one-of-a-kind experience to pediatric patients at Children,s ... 360-degree video and Google Cardboard, Howard was able to ... the patients and their families an unexpected, and energetically ... video . Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ... announced the Company will ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell ... New York at 4:00 p.m. ET on ... Aralez. Adrian Adams , will perform ... 3:50 to 4:00 p.m. ET.  A live webcast will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, ... ... Foundation today announced a new initiative—the Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellowships—to develop the ... partnership will recruit top students from U.S. universities who will draw from ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Each year, the American ... held in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists across ... therapy products in action, learn more about their chosen field and network with their ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... Series at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on April 5-7. The series is ... and create new habits. The workshops cover a broad range of topics, including ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, a locally ... a charity drive that will raise funds earmarked to purchase computers and software for ... School. , “My school is in a low-income area and has more than 60 ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... families of the Pittsburgh metro area, celebrates the beginning of the latest charity ... children develop social skills through art. Donations to this worthy cause are currently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):