TABLE 4.

Errors Reported for the 12-Month Period Before and After the Intervention

Time PeriodUnitNo. of CMIsNo. of ErrorsNo. of Ordering ErrorsNo. of Preparation ErrorsNo. of Administration ErrorsNo. of ≥10-fold OverdoseError Rate per 1000 Doses% Standard Drug Concentrations of All CMIs Prepared
Preintervention period (2002)PICU7527212.80
NICU3431123.50
Other115143.5
Total12 10937182853.1
Postintervention period (2003)PICU752050.7>99
NICU362051.487
Other125900
Total12 3991002810.8
Difference in total error rate2.3*
  • CMIs indicates continuous medication infusions.

  • * P < .001.