Medication protocols allow clinicians to administer the correct amount of medication to the patient. Medication protocols may include any procedure necessary to accomplish this goal safely, i.e. to prevent medical/medication errors.
In cooperation with the JRP partners, the UMC Utrecht has compiled and disseminated a survey about medication protocols amongst European hospitals. The aim was to acquire the most relevant medication protocols with an emphasis on preventing adverse drug events (ADE’s). Special attention has been given to multi-infusion and flow-rate variation. The analysis will be used to establish the necessary accuracy of the flow rate set point in order to be able to control the patient’s infusion treatment.
In this report the results of this survey are given and discussed.