Centrally supported infusion management
Centrally supported infusion management. Managing multiple infusion pumps requiresaccuracy and efficiency to optimisepatient safety. Bedside surveillance andpump management is essential, but thiscan be supported by central monitoring.The Smart Infusion Manager (SIM) softwaresolution, integrating with Alaris infusionpumps and bedside workstations,enables quick access to patient informationfrom many beds. Drug names, doses, dilution,pressure, boluses and infusion ratesare monitored, helping to minimise the potential for errors in intravenous therapy. All alarms are connected to the central station. Individual patient fluid intake is automatically recorded, and when output is manually added, the fluid balance is calculated. Individual patient information records can be kept, ICD-9 (International classification of diseases) codes can be viewed, and additionally monitoring of drug usage and costs is achieved.