Hospira IV Pumps Obtain Highest KLAS scores

April 16, 2012

KLAS, a research firm focused on healthcare vendor performance, recently released a report entitled Smart Pumps 2012: Wireless Technology and EMR Integration Leaders and Followers on the Road to Safer Patients. In this report, two Hospira infusion pumps received the highest rank, namely the Symbiq LVP and LifeCare PCA infusion pumps.

For this study, KLAS surveyed 218 healthcare organizations and 251 professionals including hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians and other clinical executives across North America.

The Symbiq infusion pump received an overall performance score of 81.7 for large volume pumps (LVP). A highly-sophisticated and technologically advanced infusion pump system, the Symbiq is designed for improved workflow and error-free medication delivery. The Symbiq pump is the first of its kind equipped with utilized IV clinical integration (IVCI).

The LifeCare patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) infusion pump scored 81.1 for overall performance rating, the highest for the PCA pumps category. Healthcare providers liked the pump’s wireless functionality and barcode scanning capability, according to KLAS data results.

Next to Hospira, Baxter and Carefusion led the wireless technology category for the EMR (electronic medical record) integration of their infusion pump systems.

To provide high-quality patient care and decreased medication error, providers should assure that their infusion pump systems are well-serviced. AIV offers parts and services for Hospira IV pumps,http://www.aiv-inc.com/abbott-infusion-pumps.html and provides replacement parts and repair services for most leading infusion pumps: http://www.aiv-inc.com/iv-infusion-pump-replacement-parts.html.

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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