When Accuracy & Flow Don’t Add Up: The Case for New Design in Large Volume Pumps
Susan Niemeier, Chief Nursing Officer for Ivenix, offers insights around the need for a new paradigm in pump technology to enhance performance in a variety of real-world clinical conditions. This column describes the use of adaptive fluid delivery and its potential to not only set a new standard for pump performance, but to also streamline clinician workflow, enhance patient safety, and save lives.
When medications are delivered, patients assume—as do the nurses administering the infusion—that the large volume infusion pump is delivering medications accurately and at a continuous flow rate. However, all is not what it seems, and drugs may not be administered as thought, potentially placing the patient at harm.