AAMI Foundation Launches Coalition for Infusion Therapy SafetyMarch 23, 2015
The AAMI Foundation debuted its latest initiative with the first ever meeting of the National Coalition for Infusion Therapy Safety, held from March 12 – 13, 2015. The organization is a collaboration between industry partners, healthcare providers, and national organizations to develop and promote solutions that address key issues related to infusion therapy safety.
The two day meeting marked the start of a program involving several healthcare and healthcare technology experts who will be dedicating time to develop data-driven strategies to overcome the lack of compliance with drug libraries, create education for multiple line infusion therapy, and share methods to reduce non-clinically actionable infusion pump alarms. The solutions developed will address top issues identified at the AAMI / Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) summit on infusion device safety.
“For years, the FDA has received reports of adverse events associated with infusion device therapy. However, it is believed that these reports don’t show the full scope of the problem,” says Marilyn Neder Flack, senior vice president of patient safety initiatives at AAMI and executive director of the AAMI Foundation. “During the 2010 summit, members of the healthcare technology community vowed to work together to confront this ongoing patient safety challenge. This campaign is the next step in combating this problem.”
The campaign has been divided into two phases; The Coalition Kick-Off Event and the Coalition Program Expansion. The program expansion includes strategy-specific webinar sessions, publications on safety innovation, event-based outreaches, and web-based directories for self-guided learning.
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