Pop Fly: Good Catches Averting Potential Harm With the Use of Smart Infusion Pumps

Recorded On: 01/17/2024

Smart infusion pumps have been around for over 20 years and represent one of the most valuable pieces of health care technology in place to promote patient safety.  By allowing significant control over how intravenous medications are administered, errors can be prevented prior to them reaching the patient. A good catch is when smart infusion pump programming triggers an alert for a value that is considered unsafe and temporarily stops additional forward programming of the smart infusion pump. In this session, we will review examples of good catches, discuss how health care systems can quantify cost savings from severe harms averted, and explain how to champion smart pumps as a key tool to safely administer intravenous medications.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to: 

1.     Discuss literature on the use of smart infusion pumps and Dose Error Reduction Software (DERS).

2.     Define a good catch.

3.     Describe how good catch data can be used to promote the use of smart infusion pumps to improve patient safety.

Joanne Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS

Joanne Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS, is the director of clinical solutions at Bainbridge Health, where she leads the analysis and interpretation of network data in order to provide actionable insights to improve medication safety. Dr. Hatfield also coordinates and provides educational activities for the National Infusion Collaborative, the largest collective of infusion practitioners across the United States. She previously served as clinical manager and cochair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at University Health-Truman Medical Centers, where she was responsible for complete formulary oversight and clinical operations. Dr. Hatfield is board certified in pharmacotherapy and completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: January 17, 2027

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.

The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.


Pop Fly: Good Catches Averting Potential Harm With the Use of Smart Infusion Pumps
Live event: 01/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EST) You must register to access.
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