Baxter Healthcare, a specialist in technology for medication delivery, has announced the CE marking of the Evo IQ Infusion System in the UK and Ireland, along with its recent regulatory approval in Australia. This represents the first in a series of planned regulatory submissions for the Evo IQ Infusion System in countries around the world, with commercial launch activities starting in the third quarter of 2018.
The Evo IQ Infusion System features a scalable platform and user-centric design that includes an advanced drug library and dose error reduction software designed to promote patient safety; intuitive clinical workflows to help optimise clinician efficiency; and Baxter’s One Set technology, which allows clinicians to switch between gravity and pump applications without changing sets, reducing disconnects and set changes. According to Baxter, this may help reduce opportunities for touch contamination, along with helping to reduce IV tubing use and costs.
“With the Evo IQ Infusion System, Baxter is extending its leading-edge infusion systems technology to help increase drug library compliance and protect patient infusions in the UK and Ireland,” said Andy Goldney, general manager, UK, Ireland and Nordic, Baxter.
“The Evo IQ Infusion System provides hospitals with access to Baxter’s infusion safety technology in an adaptable system that can grow with their needs.”
Designed to promote patient safety through drug library compliance
Drug libraries are the defining feature of smart pumps, designed to help clinicians identify infusion pump programming errors. The drug library allows hospitals to curate a list of medications and fluids and set medically appropriate dose ranges. If programming goes beyond the limits specified for that medication, smart infusion pumps - like the Evo IQ Infusion System - will alert clinicians before they administer the medication and in some cases, prevent the delivery of the medication.
Every Evo IQ Infusion System works with Baxter’s customisable Dose IQ safety software to streamline programming steps and help reduce the chance of error and is designed to facilitate effective use of drug libraries.
At launch, the Evo IQ Infusion System will include a large volumetric infusion pump, with a pipeline of complementary technology to launch in the future, including additional pump and set offerings that will enable healthcare facilities to expand and upgrade the Evo IQ platform. Evo IQ Infusion System features designed to help increase hospital efficiency include:
- A modular and upgradable design, with features that make training faster and can potentially reduce implementation, training and servicing costs
- Lightweight and portable pumps with stacking and docking station options that are easy to move, clean, maintain and set up
- Clear organisation of critical infusion parameters on screen
- Prioritised alarms differentiated by severity to help reduce alarm fatigue.