Infusion pumps are one of the most widely used technologies in healthcare today. But infusion errors and pump failures can and have caused serious harm, and even death, to patients. Over a five-year period, more than 56,000 adverse events and 710 deaths associated with infusion devices were reported to FDA—more than for any other medical technology. The AAMI Foundation’s National Coalition for Infusion Therapy Safety is made up of clinicians, industry partners, researchers, and national patient safety organizations.  This initiative addresses ongoing patient safety issues identified in 2010 at the AAMI/FDA Infusion Device Summit:

  • Improving drug library compliance
  • Reducing non-actionable pump alarms
  • Promoting multiple-line education
  • Share illuminating practices with all stakeholders

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