Medical director at Blacksburg’s eBroselow receives lifetime achievement award
James Broselow, medical director at the Blacksburg company eBroselow LLC, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices, the primary international organization devoted to preventing medication errors. This award honors an individual who has had a major impact on safe medication practices. It was presented at ISMP’s Annual Cheers Award ceremony on Dec. 4 in Las Vegas.
“Dr. Broselow is a truly dedicated patient safety advocate. He deserves recognition for his long-term efforts to give healthcare practitioners tools to prevent dosing errors during emergency care,” said Michael Cohen, president of ISMP.
Broselow has had a long and distinguished career in the field of emergency medicine. He is best known for the development of the Broselow Tape in the late 1980s. The Broselow Tape is a color-coded system used by paramedics, nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers who treat pediatric patients in critical situations. It uses color-coded length to determine safe medication doses and equipment sizes for children and has become the “standard of care” in virtually every emergency department and EMS in the United States.
“It’s humbling to know just how much my work has meant to others, and it encourages me to go even further to improve patient safety,” Broselow said.
With his company, eBroselow LLC, Broselow, along with Robert Luten, M.D., have extended their color-coded tape system to adult dosing and have combined it with a leading-edge Web system called Artemis, which has the potential to expand the safety of the Broselow Tape to virtually all areas of acute medication administration from the neonatal nursery to the adult ICU. Although just recently introduced, Artemis is already licensed to more than 150 hospitals.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Jim Broselow for many years,” said Luten, an emergency physician, lecturer and co-inventor of the Artemis System. “His drive and energy are second to none when it comes to innovation and applying it to the prevention of medication errors.”
Broselow is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He resides with his family in Hickory, N.C., where he has lived since 1979. He is also an assistant pProfessor at the University of Florida, where he has been teaching since 2006.
– Submitted by Leigh Fazzina
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