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New intravenous smart pumps implemented at AMH

 

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Safe updates • (l-r): Merry Sprout, Antelope Memorial Hospital director of nursing, and Rebecca Schainost, AMH registered pharmacist, display one of AMH's new intravenous smart pumps. The pumps have drug libraries and dose error reduction systems, which assist in keeping patients safe by giving the right dose at the right time.

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"This spring, Antelope Memorial Hospital began offering new state-of-the-art intravenous smart pumps for its patients requiring IV therapy," said Merry Sprout, director of nursing at AMH. "The IV smart pumps have drug libraries and dose error reduction systems which assist in keeping patients safe by giving the right dose at the right time. Thus, it provides a mean for decreasing IV medication administration errors."

In the past, intravenous pumps required manual calculations for the rate of infusion of medications, followed by the user inputting the desired infusion rate...



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