Making infusion workflow. . .
Difficult set-up, siloed information, manual documentation . . . and unrelenting alarms. Today, infusions can add complexity and take nurses away from patients, rather than lightening the burden of managing dozens of infusions during a single shift. Sometimes, IV smart pumps seem designed only to add to nursing challenges in an already stressful environment.
Rethinking Infusion Delivery
The Ivenix Infusion System empowers clinicians with comprehensive information and intuitive usability to support safe, high quality patient care in the delivery and management of multiple infusions across patients.
- Reduce programming time and errors with simplified, clinician-friendly design
- Provide immediate reassurance with up-to-date access to the drug library through real-time dose guidance
- Save on manual steps with EMR integration to auto-program infusions and auto-document infusion values
- Fewer nursing interruptions from nuisance alarms with auto recovery of downstream occlusions
Anything to get us closer to no drug errors is huge. Our current pumps require nurses to click through lots of screens, so reducing the time at the pump and opportunity for human error is great…
Did You Know?
- IV infusion is associated with 54% of all adverse drug events, 56% of medication errors, and 61% of serious and life-threatening errors.1 Averting highest-risk errors is first priority.2
- ECRI Institute publishes an annual report of Top Technology Hazards for healthcare organizations to consider in their safety efforts. The 2017 report ranks Infusion Pump Medication Errors # 1 out of the Top Ten Technology Hazards, citing incidents of infusion errors involving pump or administration set failures, staff unknowingly defeating a safety mechanism, or incorrect infusion programming.3
- Research suggests that the majority of adverse drug events are related to incorrect or incomplete programming.5
- A 2010 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine was the first to show a clear association between nurse interruptions and medication errors. Each interruption, the study found, was associated with a 12.7 percent increase in clinical errors. And, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, nurses administering medications are distracted and interrupted as often as once every two minutes.6-8
- The Joint Commission issued a National Patient Safety Goal in 2014 on clinical alarm safety for hospitals and critical access hospitals. As of January 1, 2016, hospitals are required to establish policies and procedures for managing alarms, including monitoring and responding to alarm signals.14
- Infusion pump systems as a group make up the largest number of mobile medical devices in the hospital and contribute much of the noise.15