Smart Infusion Pumps: Using Data and Evidence to Improve Patient Safety

Recorded On: 10/23/2019

This presentation will provide the audience with a history of the use of the Smart Infusion Pump in the US. The presenter will also define and explain terms often associated with Smart Pumps, such as Dose Error-Reduction System (DERS), Pump Interoperability and Drug Library. Participants will engage in an overview of the 2019 draft guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The presenter will attempt to provide supporting evidence and user-based pump data to support various aspects of the guidelines. Finally, based on the ISMP guidelines and the evidence presented, participants will receive some specific actions to take, regarding patient safety, when using Smart Infusion Pumps.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, the participant should be able to:
1) Describe the general function of Smart Infusion Pumps and the terminology associated with their use
2) Identify the types of data available from Smart Infusion Pumps
3) Describe various aspects of guidelines, best practice documents, supporting data and evidence from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
4) Outline actions that an infusion nurse can take to promote safe therapy using a Smart Infusion Pump

​Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP

Associate Director of the Professional Program Lab, Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP, is currently the Associate Director of the Professional Program Lab at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.  Dan also works with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), at Purdue, as a Clinical Research Associate with expertise and research interests in the area of medication safety technology, safety culture, pharmacy operations and high reliability. 

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit 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: October 23, 2022

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

INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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