Ivenix will present a poster at the 19th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, Florida, May 17 – 19th. Titled Factors Affecting Large Volume Infusion Pump Accuracy and Flow, this poster presentation takes a closer look at the patient safety implications of flow variability, particularly for medications with short half-lives, which need continuous administration to maintain therapeutic efficacy and desired clinical outcomes.
Ubiquitous throughout the hospital, large volume infusion IV pumps play a crucial role in delivering fluids and complex doses of medications to patients in a wide range of care settings. Medications administered through the IV pump are assumed to infuse at a smooth and continuous flow rate displayed on the screen. In real world clinical conditions like those in hospitals today, many infusion pumps administer fluids at highly discontinuous rates, including periods of little or no infusion. This study examined the short term flow accuracy of three large volume infusion pumps and explores the clinical impact of flow variability for high risk medications with short half-lives.
The poster presentation will be presented in the Learning & Simulation Center:
Wednesday, May 17th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 18th: 12 – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 19th: 12 – 1:30 p.m.