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How to Build a Drug Library For Your Smart Infusion Pump

How to Build a Drug Library For Your Smart Infusion Pump

Infusion pumps can be found in virtually every hospital and healthcare facility across the nation. Many advancements have been made since these IV pumps first premiered, but the development of the smart pump may be one of the most notable in the modern age. In 2013, 72.9% of all U.S. hospitals reported using smart pumps, a significant increase from just six years earlier, when only 44% of these facilities utilized the smart technology developed by IV pump manufacturers. Improved patient safety and easy integration with existing systems can largely account for this increase in widespread use.

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10 Years of Changes in Healthcare Sales

10 Years of Changes in Healthcare Sales

I realized the other day while speaking with a business partner that I have been engaged in sales and support to healthcare providers for over 40 years. That was both exhilarating and depressing. How does one stay in one career for over half of their lifetime? Reflecting on where sales and healthcare providers are today versus way back at the beginning of my career, I found the last decade to be the most significant.

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These IVs Are Made For Walking: All About Ambulatory Infusion Pumps

Ambulatory Infusion Pump

Since the 1960s, infusion pumps have gained widespread use in hospitals and healthcare facilities. They're an excellent way to administer fluids and medications quickly and accurately, which makes them popular in both emergency situations and for chronic conditions. But while you may be quite familiar with the sight of IV pumps that remain stationary in hospital rooms, you might not know quite as much about the other different types of IV pumps -- for example, ambulatory infusion pumps.

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A Key to Sales Success: Understanding Hospital Committees

A Key to Sales Success: Understanding the Hospital Committees

By Ibby Smith Stofer

A lot has changed in how healthcare facilities evaluate and determine which products and services will ultimately be approved. Today, purchasing decisions are often made through formal committees coming to an agreement on what is the best fit for the needs of the facility. In healthcare, the sale of medical devices or services can be instantly killed by the committee that must approve projects and expenditures.

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Technological Questions Framing Modern Medicine

Technological Questions Framing Modern Medicine

Technological updates are helping healthcare and medicine advance at a rapid pace. Seeing the profound impact on human health and wellness has been, and continues to be, inspiring. As with innovations and advances in any field, there are risks associated with rewards.

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3 Smart Ways Hospitals Can Reduce or Control Costs

3 Smart Ways Hospitals Can Reduce or Control Costs

Hospital administrators are often tasked with reducing unnecessary costs to ensure their facilities can stay up and running. But knowing how to actually accomplish this goal can be daunting, at best. This often requires quite a bit of creative thinking, the following tips can make for a great start.

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IV Pump Maintenance: How to Properly Clean Infusion Systems

Cleaning Alaris 8100 IV Infusion Pump

For all kinds of healthcare facilities, IV infusion pumps are a patient essential. In fact, according to the Materiel Services department at the University of Michigan Health Systems, 86% of all patients admitted to hospital beds require infusion pumps. Syringe pumps and smart pumps are used in both medical centers and by patients in their own homes. But to keep these infusion systems working properly and keep patient health from being compromised, specific care and cleaning instructions must be followed. The following are some of those instructions.

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Programmable Infusion Pump Market Predicted To Expand Rapidly Through 2025

Programmable Infusion Pump Market Predicted To Expand Rapidly Through 2025

Since the 1960s, infusion pumps have become a fixture in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. But in the digital age, it makes sense that a higher-tech version would be more preferred. Due to field advancements, increased availability, and patient demand, the programmable infusion pump market is expected to expand rapidly through 2025.

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Maintaining Your Medical Equipment Purchasing Power

Medical Equipment Purchasing Power

By Ibby Smith Stofer

In times of declining admissions, patients becoming consumers, insurance companies dictating what services they will cover, increased competition, aging physical facilities, and minimal margins; the hospital market still faces additional challenges. The economic climate and monetary policies continue to cause healthcare providers to ask themselves, “Is now the time to act?” Should we accelerate acquisition or the replacement of medical equipment? And if so, what is the best finance option?

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Infusion Pump Glossary: Important Terms to Know

Infusion Pump Glossary- Important Terms to Know

When a medical professional needs to regulate the amount and rate of fluids given through an IV, there are two ways to accomplish this task. While the manual method has been in use for a longer period of time, the electric pump method has become the preferred technique since being introduced to the market in the 1960s. But even though hospitals and healthcare facilities use infusion pumps on a daily basis, not every staff member will be familiar with some of the terminology that pertains to this equipment. We've explained some of the most important terms in today's helpful glossary post.

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