Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department Implements System to Reduce Drug Dosing Errors in Children

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eBroselow’s Artemis is a breakthrough for emergency medical professionals

Adverse drug events happen to children three times as often as to adults. When under pressure, nurses commit errors 25 percent of the time when making intravenous drug calculations for children – yet these errors are caught just 20 percent of the time.

That’s why The Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency department is the latest adopter of eBroselow’s Artemis system. Artemis provides medical professionals with drug dosing and administration information in seconds so that they can deliver prompt, competent and confident emergency care.

“With the number of drugs and the various solutions of drugs out there these days, it’s no wonder that dosing errors are occurring more frequently,” says Dr. Adam Vella, Director of Pediatric Emergency Department at Mount Sinai. “The Artemis system takes the guess work out – takes the math out of it – which makes our job much easier and allows us to provide the best care for our patients.”

The Artemis system speeds up drug calculations and reduces mistakes. Artemis builds on the Broselow Tape system, designed nearly three decades ago to improve care for pediatric emergency patients. The system is weight-based, and includes valuable information about drug dosages and administration.

“Children are not just tiny adults, especially with regards to the medications they need,” says James Broselow, M.D., chief medical officer for eBroselow. “We wanted to create a simple system that would improve care, save lives and make it easier for emergency medical staff to do their jobs.”

ABOUT eBROSELOW

eBroselow offers several software solutions to medical facilities and professionals focused on improving acute care for patients worldwide: Artemis, SafeDosePro and SafeDoseFree. The company’s mission is to provide needed critical information to those administering acute care. In addition, eBroselow and the nonprofit Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy group, the world’s largest organization for pediatric pharmacists, launched the Artemis initiative to develop a simple, safe and effective international standard for acute administration of drugs. For more information on eBroselow go to http://www.eBroselow.com.

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