AAMI Institute Releases Papers on Infusion Pump SafetyAugust 27, 2012
The Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI), a foundation established by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), recently released two papers on proper management and implementation of infusion pumps.
The papers entitled “Best Practices for Infusion Pump – Information Network Exchange” and “Smart Pump Implementation: A Guide for Healthcare Institutions” discuss the proper integration of an IV pump system into a hospital’s wireless network, and guide hospitals to detect programming errors on the infusion unit before using it on a patient, respectively. As part of the “Safety Innovations” series, the institute published the papers in hopes of stressing the challenges that healthcare facilities face when using medical devices including IV pumps.
“We encourage people to not only read these papers, but also to pass them along to others that would benefit from these practical step-by-step recommendations,” HTSI Executive Director Leah Lough said.
Both papers are free and available at the AAMI website. For more information on the papers and the AAMI foundation, go to www.aami.org.
With the continued development of more advanced infusion pump systems, it is critical for these medical devices to offer proper medication delivery, as well as patient safety. To achieve these goals, healthcare facilities should only use high-quality and properly-serviced infusion pumps. AIV offers replacement parts and repair services for most leading infusion pumps. To learn more about AIV’s infusion pump parts and services, go to www.aiv-inc.com/iv-infusion-pump-replacement-parts.html.
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