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Comput Inform Nurs. 2005 Mar-Apr;23(2):100-5.

Computer-supported weight-based drug infusion concentrations in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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  • 1Siemens Health Systems, Malvern, PA 19355, USA.


This article addresses the development of a computerized provider order entry (CPOE)-embedded solution for weight-based neonatal drug infusion developed during the transition from a legacy CPOE system to a customized application of a neonatal CPOE product during a hospital-wide information system transition. The importance of accurate fluid management in the neonate is reviewed. The process of tailoring the system that eventually resulted in the successful development of a computer application enabling weight-based medication infusion calculation for neonates within the CPOE information system is explored. In addition, the article provides guidelines on how to customize a vendor solution for hospitals with neonatal intensive care unit.

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