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B. Braun Smart Infusion Pump Technology Advances Patient Safety and Treatment Efficiency
Date:1/31/2013

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to provide the best patient care possible, Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) recently announced its successful integration of B. Braun Medical Inc.'s (B.Braun) innovative Outlook® 400ES Safety Infusion System. After exploring numerous infusion pump options for their hospital, WMHS's leadership selected B.Braun's Outlook® 400ES System for its ease of use, wireless reporting and safety features.

The medical center's new infusion system now enables improved patient safety and streamlined patient care, as well as enhanced communication between nursing and the pharmacy, through the use of its unique barcoding capabilities and dose monitoring software known as DoseTrac™. Electronic barcoding matches the pharmacy-prepared medication to the patient's infusion pump, while dose monitoring software helps clinicians monitor the appropriate use and dosing of medications. These two patient centric safety features are designed to help clinicians ensure that the right medication is given at the correct dose and is delivered to the right patient--all in an effort to help reduce medication errors in the hospital setting. It is estimated that hospital patients are subject to at least one medication administration error per day, with 35% of errors causing significant harm due to infusion therapy pump programming errors. 1,2 

"The system's DoseTrac software electronically displays reports back to our central pharmacy, allowing our staff to easily track the medication and dosage that each patient is currently receiving," said Dr. Sajal Roy , Director of Pharmacy Services at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. "These reports allow us to constantly monitor a patient's progress with their medication remotely and have been instrumental in helping to avoid medication errors. Within the first t
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