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The Top Causes of IV Errors

Smart Pump B Braun Infusomat infusion pump

Hospitals and healthcare facilities rely on IV infusion pumps to dispense fluids, such as medications or nutrients, to improve patient health. Your facility likely relies on the two classes of infusion pumps -- large volume pumps for nutrients and small volume pumps for medicines or hormones -- to assist you in patient treatment. But while smart infusion pumps can reduce errors in healthcare settings, they need to be utilized properly to produce these results. Ultimately, errors can and will occur for a variety of reasons. We've outlined some of the most prevalent causes of IV errors below and how the correct usage of Alaris Smart Pumps and other infusion pump technology can lower these risks.

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Product Highlight: Features of the Sigma Spectrum IV Pump

Sigma Spectrum Baxter infusion pump

According to the Materiel Systems department at the University of Michigan Health Systems, approximately 86% of all patients admitted to hospital beds require infusion pumps. While these pumps are required for a variety of reasons, there's no doubt that they're indispensable to healthcare facilities. In today's post, we'll be discussing some of the features and benefits that come along with one particular infusion pump: the Sigma Spectrum.

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Changing Healthcare Purchasing Decisions

Changing Healthcare Purchasing Decisions

By Ibby Smith Stofer

As the focus on healthcare continues to change, so does the purchasing decision process. The digital world of information has transformed the purchasing process for every purchase we make. Yesterday’s buyer will most likely look very different then buyers today!

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Everything You Need To Know About The Alaris 8120 PCA Pump Module

Global Infusion Pump Market Alaris 8120 PCA

By 2024, it's projected that the global infusion pumps market will be valued at $5.016 million. With so many options for this type of medical equipment in today's marketplace, it can be difficult to know which infusion pump models will best serve your patients. In today's post we will discuss one particular infusion pump module: the Alaris 8120 PCA Module.

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Manual Versus Electric Pump IV: How to Save a Life

Smart Electric Infusion Pump

This isn’t news to you, but hospitals are amazing places that save lives every day. Hospitals seem to be adding more and more services, so they can help with almost every medical problem. When we go to the hospital we expect to get better, not worse. And that's usually how the process goes! However, one of the most common medical errors today that sets patients back has to do with intravenous (IV) drug administration. Fortunately, there is a solution.

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3 of the Most Common Reasons You Might Need an IV

Intravenous (IV) Administration

One of the most common forms of treatment offered at hospitals is intravenous (IV) administration. An IV administers a fluid or medication directly into the patient's bloodstream. Typically this is one of the first things the nurse will take care of once you have been admitted to the hospital. The fluid is contained in a small bag on a stand so it can drip down easily. It then travels down a tube, goes through a needle that is penetrating the skin, and makes its way directly into the bloodstream. An IV pump regulates the amount of fluid that comes out of the IV bag.

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