LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zynx Health Device Network, a developer of clinical decision support for medical devices, today announced that Middlesex Hospital has selected Prime-A-Pump – an innovative Web-based knowledge resource and collaboration tool for building and maintaining smart-pump drug libraries – to help improve the safety and efficiency of patient care.
Prime-A-Pump offers guidance to healthcare professionals in configuring the safety limits within their pump drug library software, which can help prevent serious medication administration errors. Hospitals can review Prime-A-Pump’s continually updated clinical evidence and use its features to customize their drug library recommendations, discuss issues with multidisciplinary team members, vote on recommendations, and keep a detailed audit trail of their library changes, all within their own secure online environment. Drug libraries can be customized by a single hospital and/or shared across multiple institutions.
“We are very pleased that Middlesex Hospital has chosen Prime-A-Pump to support its efforts to improve the safety of patient care,” says Nancy Greengold, MD, president of Zynx Health Device Network.
“Middlesex Hospital is committed to patient safety and to utilizing evidence-based medicine. Having the resources of Prime-A-Pump available will ensure that the pump library is up to date and accurate without having to tie up pharmacy resources to do so,” says Noreen Todd, BS Pharm, MHA, director of pharmacy for Middlesex Hospital.
Middlesex Hospital uses the Hospira Plum A+ smart infusion pump.
Prime-A-Pump employs an evidence- and experience-based methodology to provide practical recommendations for configuring the safety limits within smart pump drug libraries. This one-of-a-kind tool has been designed to save hospital personnel a tremendous amount of time in researching and updating their drug libraries as well as in communicating and building consensus with colleagues.
About Middlesex Hospital
Middlesex Hospital is a not-for-profit corporation committed to providing high quality inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The Hospital is committed to demonstrating the highest standards of service excellence in all interactions inside and outside the Hospital community. The Hospital recognizes community benefit, transparency and integrity as fundamental responsibilities. A primary objective is to identify and meet community health needs to the fullest extent possible within its ability and resources.
Middlesex Hospital has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States, according to the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study, a total of four times. It was one of only 60 community hospitals in the country to earn the designation in 2011.
About Zynx Health Device Network
Zynx Health Device Network, a division of Zynx Health, the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions, focuses on developing clinical decision support for medical devices – with the goal of improving patient safety for healthcare organizations. To learn more, visit www.primeapump.com.
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