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A method for the prevention of high-risk medication errors
Author(s): Dean Allgeyer
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Paper Abstract

A device and process for preventing medical errors due to the improper administration of an intravenously delivered medication includes the spectroscopic analysis of intravenous fluid components. An emission source and detector are placed adjacent to the intravenous tubing of an administration set to generate signals for spectroscopic analysis. The signals are processed to identify the medication and, in certain embodiments of the invention, can determine the medication's concentration. In a preferred embodiment, the emission source, detector, and hardware and software for the spectroscopic analysis are placed in an infusion pump.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2007
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6445, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing VII, 64450B (15 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.693793
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Dean Allgeyer, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6445:
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing VII
Gerard L. Coté; Alexander V. Priezzhev, Editor(s)

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