“The successful completion of our fully integrated Automated Infusion Pump Platform with GuardRFID is yet another important milestone for B. Braun in our mission to make it easier for our customers to standardize,” said Jonathan Stapley, Director of Marketing of Infusion Systems at B. Braun. “This interoperability is designed to improve workflow and optimize pump utilization while improving care,” Stapley continued.
The collaboration between B. Braun and GuardRFID follows IHE standards and includes a bi-directional interface capability. A GuardRFID asset tag is attached to a B. Braun Space Infusion pump with DoseTrac Infusion Management Software, which communicates with GuardRFID’s AllGuard RFID software platform providing pump status and availability. The location of the pump can then be combined with DoseTrac infusion data, which helps clinicians intercept errors and increase drug library compliance up to 100 percent, with periodic compliance auditing.
“This integration demonstrates our ongoing ability to increase staff efficiency and lower operational costs by maximizing asset utilization,” said Marek Dutkiewicz, VP of Product Strategy at GuardRFID. “GuardRFID’s Asset Tracking Solution’s unparalleled support for IHE standards resulted in a seamless and successful integration with B. Braun Medical Inc.’s Space Infusion Pump System,” Marek continued.
B. Braun Medical Inc. offers a full-line of infusion pumps, drug library management, dose error reduction, and interoperability software. The company has a space efficient design which safely integrates with major EMR systems, asset tracking devices, alarm management technologies, and follows the IHE PCD standards in communication and integration. B. Braun’s DoseGuard Software is the only drug library development solution available that fully integrates FDB’s Infusion Knowledge Portal.1 This provides robust evidence-based drug limits with frequent content updates, collaborative authoring tools, and companion audit trails that enable site administrator customization of drug library records for streamlined upload and incorporation into smart pump software. In addition, B. Braun offers DoseTracSoftware that provides real-time data for consistent documentation and recognition of issues that may lead to an adverse event. B. Braun’s automated infusion platform has been shown to demonstrate up to 100 percent2 drug library compliance* and can reduce IV pump inventory requirements by 33 percent,3 according to a case study performed by Versus Technology Inc.
1 Quinlan, Pamela. Director of Strategic Alliance, FDB Infusion Knowledge (personal communication, October 3, 2018).
2 Ruhl, C. Get smart with smart pumps. Nursing Management, 44(11), 17-20, 2013.
3 Versus Locating Advantages for Healthcare: Asset Management Case Study: McLaren Flint, 2017.
*Study conducted on B. Braun Outlook Infusion Pump