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Joanne Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS

Interop Impact: A Review of Infusion Pump Alert Trends

The Interop Impact: A Review of Infusion Pump Alert Trends

Smart infusion pumps in health systems across the United States has become a best practice. 

Although challenges to implementation may exist, bidirectional integration of smart infusion pumps with an electronic health record, also known as interoperability, can offer an additional layer of patient safety.  

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Where is Your Limit? Review of Infusion Pump Library Hard Limit Practices

Best practice is to implement upper and lower hard limits when developing a smart infusion pump drug library. Healthcare systems report challenges in determining appropriate hard limits, especially for continuously infused medications, due to wide variability in dosing.

By reviewing trends in programming and network benchmarking data, healthcare systems can implement upper hard dose limits with confidence. 

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The National Infusion Collaborative Grows Rapidly, Exceeds 300 Hospitals

Philadelphia, PA - The National Infusion Collaborative (NIC), by Bainbridge Health, has experienced significant growth in the first half of 2023, surpassing 300 committed member hospitals across multiple infusion pump manufacturers. This achievement solidifies the NIC as the largest national network of infusion practitioners in the United States, and it continues to be powered by the collaborative efforts of Purdue University’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering and Bainbridge Health since its inception in 2022.

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