Managing hospitalized patients with ambulatory pumps: findings from an ISMP survey—Part 1.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Infusion therapies are increasingly being administered at home through the use of ambulatory pump devices. This article reports results from hospital surveys regarding how they manage patients using three categories of ambulatory infusion pumps to ensure that therapy is safely continued or stopped. The data revealed weaknesses in planning, clinician education, and standardization of processes.