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Intelligent infusion pump, do you use it correctly?


Venous transfusion is one of the most commonly used methods of clinical treatment. It is a common medication and treatment technique for nursing specialty. Widely used in routine clinical transfusion bottle hanging transfusion, and observed with eyes, rely on manual clamps to control speed drops, is not easy to accurately control the speed of infusion, and workload; critically ill patients, such as cancer patients and the need to rescue the patient, the drug has to be transfused by the measurement science and stable speed because only to achieve the best effect of this treatment, and the side effects of drugs will also be reduced to a minimum; the hospital needs various abnormal situations in the infusion process unattended in timely alarm equipment.


As a result, the intelligent infusion pump is the auxiliary device. Intelligent infusion pump can reduce the workload of nurses, improve the safety and accuracy in the infusion process, and improve the level of care for patients.

Guide for safe use of intelligent infusion pumps

In 2009, the safety medication Institute issued guidelines for the safe use of intelligent infusion pumps. The guidelines cover a number of recommendations, including the use of plans, health education, equipment display, drug library building, policy making, and the use of infusion pumps to collect information.

The influence and advantages and disadvantages of the rate of medication errors

(1) the intelligent infusion pump can reduce the program errors of the infusion pump, but it can not stop the program mistake.

(2) advantages: intercepting, setting up errors, reducing the incidence of adverse drug events, improving clinical practice and increasing cost-effectiveness.

(3) disadvantages: low compliance rate, frequent alarm, limited error of interception and possible use of wrong drug Libraries

(4) make clear the strategies for improving the use of intelligent infusion pumps, including updating drug libraries, building standardized drug libraries, reducing unnecessary alarms, and formulating strategies for reducing the flow of work.

(5) emphasize the importance of continuous quality improvement projects for infusion pumps.

Types and occurrence of medication errors associated with intelligent infusion pumps

(1) we found that, despite the use of an intelligent infusion pump, the rate of error in intravenous drug delivery was still high, with an intravenous infusion of at least 60% of the related errors occurring at least once.

(2) the most common errors in the use of drugs are non prescribed medication, no need for the use of intelligent infusion pumps and dosing errors, however, most errors cause less risk of injury. Only 0.4% of the errors were classified as more serious errors.

(3) in the observation process, many errors violate the hospital policy, and some errors are not directly related to the intelligent infusion pump.