WHY I.V. CLINICAL INTEGRATION OF INFUSION PUMPS IS SO SMART
Using I.V. clinical integration to link a smart infusion pump with electronic health records, or EHRs, helps deliver the trifecta for hospitals: safety, efficiency and avoided costs. Integrating EHRs with a smart pump like Hospira’s SymbiqTM
and Plum A+TM
infusion devices enables seamless, near real-time sharing of patient and medication information between hospital systems, infusion pumps and other devices.
It has been estimated that 56%
REDUCING A 17 STEP PROGRAMMING PROCESS2 STEP 1
Scan patient wristband
STEP 10 Enter concentration TO SEVEN STEPS START STEP 1 Scan clinician ID STEP 2
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HAPPY NURSES MAKE HAPPY HOSPITALS other clinicians
Symbiq clinician-friendly features simplify and help improve hospital workflow. With Symbiq and I.V. clinical integration solutions, orders can be automatically programmed into the pump and automatically documented in the EHR saving nurses valuable time and reducing the risk for dosing or medication errors. The technology does not replace the important work that nurses do, but frees them up to spend more time directly on patient care.
A NURSE’S DAY3 BEFORE I.V. CLINICAL INTEGRATION 12 DOCUMENTATION 35.3% CARE COORDINATION 20.6% REDUCTION 27% In nursing time to start a new infusion. 4 6 AFTER I.V. CLINICAL INTEGRATION INDIVIDUAL HOSPITALS HAVE SEEN REDUCTION 32% In reported heparin administration errors. 2
CHECK. The pilot program provided insights that enabled the team to develop comprehensive training for hospital staff. Software introductions and one-on-one train- ing with the technology providers were conducted to ensure that the entire nursing staff was prepared to use the system with maximum efficiency. During this time, the team also conducted workflow efficiency testing by directly comparing nurses’ performance with the new system versus the previous manual processes. ACT. This training and validation work set the stage for broad deployment of I.V. clinical integration throughout the hospital. Even during this period, some additional adjustments were required, such as tweaking network access point set- tings and modifying a power setting on the pumps to ensure more reliable connectivity. But the Lancaster team was able to quickly identify and rectify issues as the system was being deployed. Preliminary data from the first 90 days of an I.V. clinical integration demonstrated the results of the successful imple- mentation: no I.V.-related medication errors were reported,
IN FINANCIAL BENEFITS Per year by potentially avoiding Adverse Drug Events.
$6.8 million 5
1 Bates DW, Leape LL, Petrycki S. "Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events in hospitalized adults." J Gen Intern Med. 1993 Jun;8(6):289-94. 2 Prusch, Amanda E., Tina M. Suess, Richard D. Paoletti, Stephen T. Olin, and Starann D. Watts. "Integrating Technology to Improve Medication Administration." American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 68 (2011): 835-42. Print. 3 Hendrich A, Chow M, Skierczynski B, Lu Z. A 36-hospital time and motion study: how do medical-surgical nurses spend their time? Permanente J. 2008; 12:25-34. 4 WellSpan’s collaborative efforts lead to Way-Paver," June 10, 2011, http://content.wellspan.org/breakingnews/default.aspx?pageID=11052, Accessed May 17, 2012. 5 Ford and N Luttrell, "Leadership in Patient Safety: IV Pump Auto-programming" (paper presented at the Cerner Health Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, October 2009).
a 17 percent increase in safety software drug library compli- ance and a 24.8 percent reduction in the average nursing time required for pump programming.
Hospira, provider of the Hospira Symbiq and Plum A+ infusion pump with Hospira MedNet safety software, has supported multiple healthcare organizations through similar I.V. clinical integration adoption processes. Similar impressive results also have been reported from other implementations. For example, WellSpan Health York Hospital in southern
Pennsylvania concluded that I.V. clinical integration helped to prevent an estimated 30 potential adverse drug events in a two-month period. After implementing I.V. clinical integration, another hospital estimated that it avoided $6- 10 million dollars in costs annually by preventing adverse drug events. With the right plan, right technology and a well-executed implementation, virtually any healthcare organization can implement I.V. clinical integration to help clinicians enhance patient care, increase efficiency and improve the cost-effec- tiveness of hospital operations.
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A STRONGER, SAFER PROCESS WITH I.V. CLINICAL INTEGRATION
I.V. clinical integration enables seamless, near real-time sharing of patient and medication information between infusion pumps and other devices. Patient documentation becomes a seamless byproduct of medication administration, making treatment information readily available to nurses, pharmacists, other clinicians, and the EHR as fast as network design and EHR capability allows.
pharmacists nurses STEP 3
Scan barcode on medication
Scan barcode on pump
Verify pump settings
STEP 6 Press start STEP 7 Confirm documentation
Scan medication and complete required fields
STEP 11 Verify concentration STEP 3 Manually
document in the EHR system
STEP 12 Confirm concentration ... STEP 4
Select clinical care area
Enter patient weight
STEP 5 Select
medication line STEP 14 Enter dose STEP 15
Enter volume to be infused
STEP 6 Press drug list STEP 7
Scroll to find medication
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SAFETY NET, HOSPIRA MEDNET™
A key feature of Hospira MedNet safety software is connecting data from a hospital’s information system to infusion devices throughout the hospital. It enables I.V. clinical integration to monitor, control and provide medication safety reports. Hospira MedNet is not just safety software that tracks infusion events, but a system developed to help enhance patient safety and improve clinical care.
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