Episode 79: August 27, 2021 - Data That Save Lives: Improving Patient Safety with Smart Infusion Pumps
What makes smart pumps so smart? Learn about data that can save your patient’s life.
Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP
Associate Director Professional Skills Laboratory / Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP currently serves as the Associate Director for the Professional Skills Laboratory and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Degnan also has an appointment at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue as a Clinical Research Associate with expertise and research interests in the area of medication safety technology, advanced pharmacy automation, pharmacy operations and high reliability in healthcare. Dr. Degnan currently works on funded research in the area of patient safety and the use of smart infusion devices. Prior to his role at Purdue, Dr. Degnan served as the Medication Safety Officer at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has held leadership positions in national organizations for both pharmacy and healthcare quality.
Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Clinical Education and Publications Manager
Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP – Clinical Research Associate, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy Purdue University
Pump programming errors that occur when administering intravenous medication and fluid therapies often present grave consequences for the patient, which may result in the disruption of therapeutic regimen, over- or under-dosing leading to loss of intended therapeutic effect, debilitating injury, or even death. Many components are necessary for developing an organizational infrastructure that promotes safe patient care through the application of smart infusion pump technology and utilization of pump generated data. Listen as Dan Degnan and Dawn Berndt discuss what makes smart pumps so smart and the data that can save your patient’s life.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). ISMP Guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps; 2020.