Academic Medical Center to Use Evidence-Based Drug Library for Alaris Pumps

January 23, 2012

Earlier this week, Zynx Health Device Network, an evidence and experience-based clinical decision support provider, announced that Brigham and Women’s Hospital will use Prime-A-Pump, a web-based drug library to improve patient safety during medication delivery. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an academic center and affiliate school of Harvard Medical School.

Prime-A-Pump is an evidence-based drug library designed to support patient safety by reducing drug errors usually encountered with IV medication. The system is partnered with smart infusion pumps to help clinicians closely monitor drug administration and their pump drug library software. Prime-A-Pump helps clinicians review the history of library changes and create a new drug library with its built-in customization features, reducing time and effort.

Currently, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital uses Alaris smart infusion pumps in its facilities. Thomas Coley, RPh, MBA, the director of pharmacy informatics and support services for the hospital told MarketWatch that using this technology will help their facilities promote and improve patient safety by eliminating IV infusion errors.

With the innovation of clinical technologies such as Prime-A-Pump and smart infusion pumps, healthcare systems hope to further improve safety and efficiency of patient care. Proper care and maintenance for infusion pumps is crucial to achieve this goal.

AIV provides pump parts and repair services for most leading infusion pumps. To learn more about AIV’s full line of products and services for IV pumps, visit

About the Author

Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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