Intravenous Infusion

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Intravenous Infusion

➢ The infusion pump will prepopulate the current medication order (Sims & Schenider, 2012).➢ When an infusion medication order changes, an automatic page will be sent to the nurse and an alert will be sent to pharmacist through the electronic medical record (Gerhart, O’Shea, & Muller, 2013).➢ The electronic medical record will display the intravenous pumps and associated real-time infusions (Pettus & Vanderveen, 2013).

➢ Several technologies were implemented to address the frequent sources of medication error, including the electronic medical record, computer physician order entry, smart infusion pumps, and barcode medication administration systems. ➢ Consequently, an intravenous clinical integration system does not exist at the not-for-profit health care organization located in South, Florida.➢ The technological solution will be piloted in the medical intensive care unit, which is a 16-bed unit with a total of 46 registered nurses.

Intravenous Infusion Interoperability: Smart Pump Integration into a Unified System

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CareFusion SmartWorks Platform• Alaris Pumps• Wireless Connectivity • Alaris Infusion Systems Software• Integrates with Epic and CernerHospira's Clinical Integration Solution• Hospira’s Plum A+ Smart Pumps• Wireless Connectivity • Barcode labels on device• Hospira's MedNet Safety Software• Integrates with McKesson, Epic, and Cerner

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Planning➢ Develop Committee➢ MeetingsCostInstallation➢ Designated area for downloading➢ Nurses exchanging IV pumpsStaff Training➢ Super users ➢ Lecture ➢ Video➢ Demonstration

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A graph can be accessed which will show trends of vital signs, hemodynamics, titrations, and infusions (Gerhart et al., 2013).

The status of the infusion will be color coded with green, yellow, and red to indicate the volume remaining (Gerhart et al., 2013).

➢Sims and Schneider (2012) explained that a hazard analysis is mandatory when implementing software for intravenous clinical integration to avoid new unintended negative consequences.➢Testing a product that will be used during the intravenous medication administration process is vital due to the detrimental effects of an error.

A small-scale pilot study on one medical intensive care unit over 4 to 5 weeks is needed.

➢ Cyber Security Breaches➢ Workarounds➢ Long latency time for transferring of information between systems➢ Other sources of medication errors from lack of end user knowledgeWays to Mitigate Risks

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Expected Sysytem-Wide Implementation in 3 to 4 months












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