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Driving improvement in infusion safety

Reports suggest that smart pumps reduce but do not eliminate drug infusion errors. So, how can the risks associated with smart pump use be effectively managed and patient safety improved?

Infusion pumps have contributed to improvements in patient care, allowing for a greater level of control, accuracy, and precision in drug delivery – thereby reducing medication errors. The latest smart infusion pumps, are designed to alert the user when there is a risk of an adverse drug interaction, or when the user sets the pump’s parameters outside of specified safety limits.1

However, should their use be mandated or increased in the UK, and what is the evidence to support their use? Are there risks associated with smart infusion pumps and how could the technology be implemented more effectively? This article provides an insight into key reports and expert opinion, in a bid to highlight some of the important issues that need to be understood and addressed

Why is there a need for ‘smarter’ pumps?

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Upcoming Events

AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

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3rd November 2022

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14th November - 17th November

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ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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