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Intravenous Infusion Systems versus Single Infusion Pumps: Clinical Evidence and Safety

Last updated: June 30, 2011
Product Line: Rapid Response
Project Status: Complete
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the use of integrated intravenous infusion systems versus stand-alone single infusion pumps and the risk of medication errors? 2. What is the evidence regarding integrated intravenous infusion systems versus stand-alone infusion pumps and their impact on patient safety?

Key Message

Limited evidence from one non-randomized study suggests that the use of integrated intravenous infusion systems reduces medication errors.