Striving for Zero IV Pump Errors: A Unique Approach

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After noting an increased trend in IV pump events, a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) was conducted to determine the contributing factors that were causing colleagues to program pumps incorrectly. Based on the findings, an acronym titled “LITER” was adapted to assist with the correct programming of pumps.

In this session, Lehigh Valley Health Network's Medication Safety Officer and Patient Safety Officers will describe the acronym and steps taken to avoid IV Pump Events.

The objectives for this webinar are:

  • Identify trends obtained through patient safety reporting regarding IV pump events.
  • Recognize use of a FMEA to determine breakdown in process contributing to IV pump events.
  • Analyze success of FMEA through monitoring IV pump events after implementation of LITER acronym.