J Infus Nurs 2021 May-Jun 01;44(3):128-136
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Institute for Applied Life Sciences and College of Nursing, Amherst, Massachusetts (Dr Giuliano); Center for Nursing Research and Advanced Nursing Practice, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida (Dr Penoyer and, formerly, Ms Bennett); Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Ms Mahuren).
This descriptive observational study was conducted to increase understanding of medication administration practices during actual clinical use between 2 commonly used, different types of intravenous (IV) smart pumps. Compliance with manufacturer-recommended setup requirements for both primary and secondary infusions and secondary medication administration delay was compared between a head-height differential system and a cassette system. A total of 301 medication administration observations were included in this study: 102 (34%) for the linear peristaltic IV smart pump (medical-surgical: N = 51; critical care: N = 51) and 199 (66%) for the cassette pump (medical-surgical: N = 88; critical care: N = 111). Read More