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Integration of Infusion Pumps with EHR Reduces IV Medication Errors

Abstract:  Great River Health Systems implemented B.Braun smart pumps with DoseTrac real time dashboards, reporting and analytic services and integrated the system with their EHR to help improve patient safety, quality, and cost. According to GRHS, outcomes include reducing alerts from 15% to 1%, improving auto-programming compliance, and reducing medication errors with an associated savings of $70,000.

Passion for Safety Underpins Healthcare System's Infusion Pump Upgrade

Abstract:  Since 2011, Western Maryland Regional Medical Center has shown continued success in improving patient safety, alarm systems and clinical practice, including sustained drug library compliance rates of 98-100% over 5 years. The Medical Center implemented B.Braun smart pumps with patient ID scan and EMR integration capacity, along with DoseTrac real-time monitoring of infusions from nurses' stations and pharmacy, weekly audits, and analytic services to optimize compliance and improve practice.

Are You Connected? Get Ready to Reduce Alarms, Avoid Alarm Fatigue and Improve Patient Safety

Abstract: Mount Sinai Beth Israel continues to document success across a four hospital system reducing alerts, programming errors, and maintaining 100% drug library compliance by monitoring alerts and drug library compliance with B. Braun’s DoseTrac real time monitoring, reporting and analytic services. Overall alerts continued to decrease as total infusions increased, from 2.74% of infusions to only 0.75% of infusions in 9 months in 2014 with a very low programming error rate of 0.05%. Alerts on key medications decreased 22- 97% by the end of 2014.

Exemplary Implementation and Utilization of Smart Pump Technology

Abstract: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital utilized Lean principals and B. Braun’s DoseTrac real time monitoring, reporting and analytic services to achieve 100% use of the drug library in ICU and very low programming error rate of 0.19% as well as reduce dosing alerts from 4.18% to 1.16%.

Improve Infusion Safety and Reduce Alarm Fatigue in the ICU

Abstract: Over a 3 year study period, Mount Sinai Beth Israel health system steadily reduced their smart pump drug library alerts using B. Braun’s DoseTrac Infusion Management Software and Analytic Service. Alerts were reduced 70% overall in 2013, and an additional 58% in 2014 across the 4 hospitals.

Reference: Sullivan, C. Improve infusion safety and reduce alarm fatigue in the ICU. Presentation at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurse National Teaching Institute, Denver, CO.

Smart Pump Wireless Technology: An IQ Boost for the Pump

Abstract: Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital used B.Braun smart pumps with DoseTrac real time monitoring and analytics to improve patient safety, reduce alerts by 45-88%, improve practice and achieve 100% drug library utilization in ICU.

Reference: Sullivan, C. & Palillo, E. Smart pump wireless technology:  An IQ boost for the pump. Poster Presentation at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurse National Teaching Institute, Denver, CO, 2014.

Use of "Smart Pumps" In a Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit Improves Patient Safety and Reduces Alerts

Abstract: Beth Israel Hospital:  Wireless integration of B.Braun smart pumps with DoseTrac  provided real time monitoring and retrospective reporting on dosing trends and practices in a CSICU. Six month data analysis identified  interventions to reduce alerts and resulted in 45-88% alert reduction across 5 targeted infusions.

Reference: Palillo, E., Sullivan, C., Geller, CM. Use of smart pumps in a cardiac surgery intensive care unit improves patient safety and reduces alerts. Poster Presentation at the FACTS-Care Cardiovascular-Thoracic Critical Care Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.,  2013.

Forget Smart Phones- What You Need Are Smart Pumps

Abstract: Beth Israel Hospital:  Major NYC medical center selected B.Braun smart pumps for safety features including DoseTrac real time monitoring and wireless reporting software, ease of use and single channel device.  Achieved 100% drug library utilization in Critical Care and significant reduction in alerts through dosing limit modifications, education and weekly DoseTrac reports.

Reference: Sullivan, C. Forget smart phones – What you need are smart pumps! Presentation at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurse National Teaching Institute, Boston, MA, 2013.

Smart Pumps: Achieving 100% Drug Library Compliance and Averting Medication Errors

Abstract: B. Braun smart pump technology integration with DoseTrac real time monitoring and retrospective reports resulted in improved medication safety, faster recognition and response to alarms and preventing patient harm. Outcomes included  100% compliance across 4 drug library metrics and 7 ADEs averted in first 3 months of implementation. (presentation)

Reference: Ruhl, C., & Grogg, C. Smart pumps:  Achieving 100% drug library compliance and averting medication errors. Presentation at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurse National Teaching Institute, Boston, MA, 2013.

Improving Medication Infusion Safety Through Technology and Practice

Abstract: In just 3 years post implementation, Lutheran Medical Center achieved 0 infusion-related medication events using B.Braun smart pumps and DoseTrac Data Analysis Service. Other outcomes included 100% compliance with dose mode (drug library), 100% weight-based ordering practice, 0 alerts with heparin or insulin and low incidence of programming errors (0.5%).

Reference: Raso, R., Velletri, J., & DiCrescento, S.  Improving medication infusion safety through technology and practice. Presentation at the American Organization of Nurse Executives 42nd Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009.

Making the Most of Data for Patient Safety

Abstract: Within the first year of implementing B.Braun smart pumps and DoseTrac Data Analysis Service, Lutheran Medical Center experienced a very low incidence of manual programming errors and achieved a 57% decrease in infusion related medication events.

Reference: Raso, R., Velletri, J., & DiCrescento, S. Making the most of data for patient safety. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Magazine, May/June 2007; 32-35.

B. Braun's Outlook 400ES

Abstract: University of Illinois Medical Center used B. Braun DoseTrac alert reports to identify potential medication errors and make changes to drug limits, achieving near 100% compliance with one of the drug libraries in the ICU areas.

Reference: Garofalo, J. Product spotlight: B.Braun’s Outlook 400ES. Pharmacy Purchasing & Products, 2009;6(11).