Artemis medication system
When children have medical emergencies, medical staff must act quickly, always keeping safety at the forefront. That's why Terre Haute Regional Hospital has implemented the Artemis system, an electronic medication system that adds a new level of safety when it comes to giving kids the right amount of medicine. The Artemis system is carefully designed to speed up calculations and reduce mistakes when children arrive or are transferred around the emergency room and hospital. In the early 1980s Dr. James Broselow, an emergency room doctor, created the Broselow Tape, a simple but effective color-coded tool that determines body weight from body length and provides proper dosing for children. The Broselow Tape is used in the majority of pediatric emergency rooms in the country.
Technological advances for the pediatric ER
While the Broselow Tape system works, our emergency room staff wanted to do whatever possible to make medication dosage even safer for children. The Artemis system takes this proven system to the next level by creating the electronic version, utilizing new technology that takes the potential for medication dosing errors out of human hands. Artemis simplifies acute drug administration for children by allowing rapid, accurate intervention across a broad spectrum of pediatric emergencies. The information is presented in a simple, color-coded table format for quick identification and accuracy.