TITLE

Effects of clinical decision support on initial dosing and monitoring of tobramycin and amikacin

AUTHOR(S)
Cox, Zachary L.; Nelsen, Cori L.; Waitman, Lemuel R.; McCoy, Jacob A.; Peterson, Josh F.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p624
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on the impact of clinical decision support (CDS) on initial dosing and monitoring in amikacin and tobramycin therapy. The study reported an improved rate of achieving target trough serum drug concentrations with CDS when compared with standard dosing. Details pertaining to the methods and the design of the aminoglycoside advisor embedded in a computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) system are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
59971339

 

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