Navigation Links
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety: The Path to a Safer PCA Pump - Improving Patient Safety with Integrated Capnography
Date:6/28/2012

PCA use. On July 15, 2010, Amanda, an 18 year old girl, was admitted to a local hospital for treatment of a virus that was causing mouth and throat pain. She was placed on a PCA pump to allow her to control when the pain medication was administered. The next morning Amanda was found unresponsive and died.

The most recent PCA pump in its evolution allows safer use through the use of Capnography and Pulse Oximetry. Capnography is a device that monitors a patient’s CO2 output. Unlike its predecessor, a drop in the adequacy of ventilation immediately shuts off the PCA pump and an alarm is also sounded to alert nearby nurses of the patient’s declining health. This “forcing function” does not allow the prescribed sedative to be administered until the patient has been assessed by a healthcare professional.

As Bryanne Patail, biomedical engineer at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA), National Center for Patient Safety explains:
The strongest fix for PCA pumps is a forcing function, such as an integrated end tidal CO2 monitor that will pause the pump if a possible over infusion occurred.

The VHA says using PCA pumps with integrated capnography “could prevent more than 60 percent of adverse events related to PCA pumps”.

According to Michael Wong of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, new terminology for PCA pumps is needed, “Most hospitals across the United States are using PCA that is often referred to as ‘smart’. However, ‘smart’ pumps are old technology. PCA pumps that are integrated with capnography represent the latest technological innovation that, as Veterans Health Admini
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. STOP Obesity Alliance new state-level members share obstacles, opportunities in addressing obesity
2. Muscle Mass Linked to Bone Health in Some Parts of Body
3. Courts Verdict on Health-Care Reform Holds Surprises, Legal Experts Say
4. Green Tea Weight Loss Results and Health Benefits Revealed
5. Health interventions for clergy must counteract need to put others first
6. Games improve employee health and well-being, may reduce health insurance premiums for employers
7. Dietary fiber alters gut bacteria, supports gastrointestinal health
8. Study examines how parenthood affects gay couples health, HIV risk
9. Exercise Program Boosts Health After Lung Transplant: Study
10. Author and Speaker Dr. Yvonne Corppetts to Lecture on Creating A Healthy Workplace (Emotionally)
11. How much would our health benefit from leaving the car at home?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses and special ... black one-shoulder cocktail dresses . In addition, all these ... discounted prices, up to 70% off. , The ... only. You know, we have thousands of frequent callers in ... items can visit our website for more details. The current ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, BellasDress has launched its Christmas Sale, ... has chosen their best-selling lace wedding dresses, vintage bridesmaid ... season. , Now, BellasDress.com features popular women’s dresses, ... discount prices. The business hopes everyone can have a ... , “All our elegant products are made with exquisite ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 When head lice hits ... in a frenzy to get rid of it while keeping ... in Coral Gables now have the solution right in their ... clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum head lice screening ... Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- The risk of burns from fires ... need to be extra cautious, an expert says. ... significant increase in patients coming in with burns," said ... Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center of Stony Brook University Hospital ... of joy, but if not careful, could quickly turn ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, ... a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects ... new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to ... genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers ... experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3
... , Leading breast oncologists warn ... Nov. 16 "The recommendation to change breast screening is ... breast oncologist and founder and president of Breastcancer.org. ... The proposed new guidelines call for mammograms to start at ...
... surgery, gunshot victim continues to show improvement , TUESDAY, ... the first facial transplant in the United States can ... her nose, according to a report from her surgeons. ... from the transplanted tissue have integrated with existing tissue, ...
... comprehensive health care for people with multiple chronic conditions, ... in Practice Improvement from the American Academy of Family ... (STFM) and Medical Economics magazine. Chad Boult, MD, ... and director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for ...
... ... navigation and data upload capabilities,• New branding platform reflects leadership position in body monitoring ... ... in developing wearable body monitoring systems, has announced significant upgrades to GoWear fit, ...
... help reduce heart attacks, researchers say , TUESDAY, ... boosts levels of an important omega-3 fatty acid in the ... researchers say. , They created soybeans that produce oils rich ... into an omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). ...
... ... latest version of their Passport inventory and asset tracking Software with new security features and ... San Jose, ... and inventory software for business and government, today announced the release of new ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lives Will Be Lost With Proposed Changes to Mammography Guidelines 2Health News:Lives Will Be Lost With Proposed Changes to Mammography Guidelines 3Health News:Lives Will Be Lost With Proposed Changes to Mammography Guidelines 4Health News:Face Transplant Patient Can Smell, Taste, Breathe Normally 2Health News:Face Transplant Patient Can Smell, Taste, Breathe Normally 3Health News:'Guided Care' receives Award for Innovation in Practice Improvement 2Health News:Driven by Customer Feedback, BodyMedia, Inc. Announces Major Enhancements and Brand Change for GoWear Fit 2Health News:Driven by Customer Feedback, BodyMedia, Inc. Announces Major Enhancements and Brand Change for GoWear Fit 3Health News:Driven by Customer Feedback, BodyMedia, Inc. Announces Major Enhancements and Brand Change for GoWear Fit 4Health News:Biotech Soybeans Good Source of Omega-3 2Health News:ASAP Systems Releases Latest Version of their Passport Inventory and Asset Tracking Software with New Security Features and Administrative Tools 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014   Assurex Health, ... support to healthcare providers for behavioral health and ... secured $30 million in equity financing from new ... Drosos , President and Chief Executive Officer. ... and development of Assurex Health,s GeneSight ® ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  The American Diabetes Association ... target for people with diabetes and that all ... doses of statins, in keeping with recent changes ... the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American ... the most recent changes to the Association,s annual ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... In response to urgent requests from the Deputy Minister ... Leone , Direct Relief delivered two 10-bed medical tents ... of local health workers who contract Ebola while fighting the ... center was constructed for foreign health care workers who may ... local Sierra Leonean health workers. With ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 3Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 4New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone 2
... 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale ... today announced that it will hold a conference call ... nine months ended September 30, 2010. The conference call ...
... According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on ... CVIS market is largely a replacement market, there are key ... United Kingdom and France. In the UK, the ... Project in 2013 presents a large opportunity for radiology PACS ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dehaier Medical Announces Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2European PACS Market To Attain $512M by 2015 2
... Outlook® Safety Infusion System is designed to ... drug, and the right dose. Available in ... Outlook® Safety Infusion System allows hospitals to ... meet their needs. DoseGuard™ dose limit technology ...
... Positive patient identification is ... safety. Olympus osYris AutoPPI ... wristband system to ensure ... and consistently reducing the ...
... identification and electronic document solution offering ... imprinters and preprinted forms, while improving ... facility. EasyID employs bar-code technology for ... to interface with the registration process ...
... polyester, latex-free, thermal transfer wristband for ... Prints images that resist smears and ... mild cleaners, and blood. A time-tested ... and patron management applications. A tamper-evident ...
Medicine Products: