The use of intravenous infusion pumps in hospitalisation is fairly general given its advantages over the traditional infusion system by simple gravity, precise control of the infusion flow, interruption alarms or blocking etc., and the need of many hospitalised patients to receive intravenous medication or serum.
In many hospitals there is a significant technology disparity between infusion pumps in hospitalisation and those that are used in other areas where the technological requirements are greater (ICU, surgery, oncology, delivery rooms, resuscitation, etc.). Infusion pumps with fewer and simpler functions (and in some cases, obsolete) are used in hospitalisation.
This may seem like a savings measure but can end up being costlier. Let’s see why.
Why an arcomed pump in hospitalisation?
A patient that has been admitted into hospital is going to be moving around a lot. They may be waiting for surgery, need diagnostic tests, may be from ICU or the delivery room… Ultimately, they are a patient that will be moving to different areas around the hospital.
If each area has a specific pump this means an additional cost. Every time the patient moves in many cases they have to change the expendable material (infusion lines, valves, etc.) in order to continue to receive the same medication that the hospitalised patient is already receiving, but with a different pump. In the end this substantially increases costs in expendables which is an essential part of hospital costs.
Also, many hospitalised patients may suffer from events that require using a more advanced infusion pump. This would require a quicker change in pumps.
arcomed infusion pumps can save time and costs in this and many other situations. Their capacity to work according to the requirements of each hospital area avoids unnecessary pump changes (with an important benefit: the hospital requires less standby pumps) and the possibility to reconfigure them with a simple touch on the touchscreen saves time and resources in critical situations.
Also, connectivity with the hospital’s PDMS system allows to know where each pump is and with which medication at all times. This can be a two-way communication as information on each pump can be accessed from the nursing station at the in-patient ward, centralising the alarms and sending orders to the pumps.
Each patient is able to get up and walk, the arcomed Chroma pumps have the advantage of being smaller and lighter, easy handling due to their built-in handle and operational for 6 to 10 hours due to its high performance batteries.
All in One. The standardisation philosophy of arcomed that saves costs and increases the level of quality, convenience and patient safety.