For Anesthesia Professionals
Simplifying infusions with modern technology and exceptional ease of use. . .
Outdated user interfaces, challenging set-up processes, and critical care-oriented user configurations make infusion therapy challenging today. Anesthesia professionals need a safer, more efficient, and intuitive infusion administration experience. One with time-saving usability, accurate pump administration sets used for gravity and in-pump administration, improved alarm behavior with fewer false alarms, ease of transport, and easier medication administration.
Rethinking Infusion Delivery
The Ivenix Infusion System brings simplification and modernization to the entire infusion delivery process – from an administration set designed to accurately control drip-rate whether loaded in or used outside of the pump, an intuitive cellphone like touchscreen interface, and software and hardware that provide freedom to operate effectively in any care environment.
- First and only pump that measures and adjusts flow regardless of pump position, bag height, patient movement, environmental factors, or fluid viscosity with consistent delivery and accuracy regardless of the IV tubing material or IV catheter size
- Alarm burden and frequency are reduced, leading to fewer nuisance alarms
- Standby mode to help minimize time spent re-programming infusions
- Mobile views of actively running infusions to facilitate cross-team collaboration and improve patient surveillance during multi-location supervision.
I don’t have time for additional time or complexity — that’s why I avoid using other infusion pumps whenever I can. Ivenix is what the future should look like instead.
Anesthesia Professional, Academic Health System
Did You Know?
- The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) encourages providers to be conscious of:
- The status of the Anesthesia Mode of infusion pumps
- The issues that may result from using extension sets with some pumps
- The Use of Dose Error Reduction Software (DERS)1
- Anesthesia professionals are the only clinicians who do not routinely have two-person double-checks of high-risk medications. They are thus the most vulnerable to medication errors having only the software of the infusion pump to catch an error.
- Institutions were encouraged by ISMP in a recent Perioperative Assessment to evaluate peri-op, operating room, and post-op areas for smart pump vulnerabilities.2
- The use of the Ivenix Infusion System in Anesthesia Mode can be restricted to anesthesia professionals only, and the status of the mode is clearly displayed on the touchscreen.
- Infusion devices are the subject of more adverse incident reports to the FDA than any other medical technology. For example, between 2005 and 2009, the FDA received more than 56,000 reports of adverse events associated with the use of infusion pumps.20
- The FDA issued new guidance for infusion pumps in December 2014, “intended to improve the quality of infusion pumps in order to reduce the number of recalls and adverse events associated with their use.”21 To date, the Ivenix Infusion System is the only pump developed from the ground up to receive full FDA approval under this new more rigorous review process.
- To help prevent infusion errors, many hospital systems are now requiring clinicians to use at least five letters of a drug name when searching electronic systems. With the Ivenix Infusion System, drugs are displayed and searchable by both generic and brand name, and drug searching is simplified to direct key entry.
- Bolus dose capabilities can be easily programmed, and with state-of-the-art EMR interoperability, infusion data can be both auto-programmed from and auto-documented in the EMR.
- The Institute for Safe Medical Practice recently cited a real-world example:
“…a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) programmed a smart pump” which “…resulted in an infusion rate of 148 mL per hour instead of the correct 2.5 mL per hour. Instead of selecting dexmedetomidine from the drug library when programming the smart pump, the CRNA used an infusion mode outside the Dose Error Reduction Software (DERS) and accidentally selected “Min” for minutes instead of the intended “hours”. The pump did not issue a dose warning since the DERS had not been engaged.”3
- With the Ivenix system, it is easier than ever to collaborate and configure anesthesia-specific pump settings and programming limits based on each hospital’s specific needs. This versatility allows hard and soft limits to be customized to the needs of an anesthesia professional, minimizing alerts without impacting other care profiles in the drug library.
- Reduced alarm burden and customization of dosing limits in Anesthesia Mode allows anesthesia professionals to avoid nuisance alarms without compromising the enhanced safety of our enhanced Dose Error Reduction Software.