'Smart' Infusion Pumps are Selectively Intelligent
MedSun: Newsletter #59, April 2011

FDA Medical Device Safety

In recent years, "smart" infusion pumps have become increasingly sophisticated and include such features as close error reduction software, commonly referred to as drug libraries. However, these smart pumps can't prevent all programming and administration errors. Clinicians must use professional judgment and adhere to established standards of care and standard operating procedures for safe medication administration when using this or any other technology.

Additional Information:

FDA Medical Device Safety. “Smart” Infusion Pumps are Selectively Intelligent. March 10, 2011.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/TipsandArticlesonDeviceSafety/ucm245160.htm


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