Smiths Medical wins $3m syringe pump contract with Massachusetts General
6 April 2006
Medical has announced it has won a $3.4 million contract with Massachusetts
General Hospital (MGH) for 1,365 Medfusion 3500 syringe pumps. The syringe
pumps with PharmGuard Medication Safety Software are the most recent
innovation in Smiths Medical’s infusion technology.
This infusion system incorporates specific configuration profiles, a drug
library composed of more than 4,000 entries, over 100 dosing units and
safety dose limits on all infusion parameters to help reduce medication
errors that may otherwise occur.
The smart pump’s rapid occlusion detection technology with FlowSentry
offers a comprehensive array of pressure-related safety features. It has
graphic display of pressure trend that allows for earlier clinical
intervention. The pump imports and exports data and protocols and may be
adapted and customized to interface with the bedside environment. Its
PharmGuard safety reports provide valuable information required for improved
processes and medication delivery practices in the critical care
“This contract presents a great opportunity to demonstrate the
effectiveness and versatility of Medfusion 3500’s safety technology and data
integration systems” said John Bond, Global Director of Marketing for Safety
Infusion Systems at Smiths Medical.
“The use of Medfusion 3500 Syringe Pumps in the adult and paediatric
departments of such a remarkable institution further enhances Smiths
Medical’s presence and reputation in critical care environments across the
Ellen Kinnealy, RN, of MGH Biomedical Engineering, said: "The use of
smart pumps, which contain vital information about specific
medications, has enabled the hospital to make significant advancements in
the capability and safety of intravenous drug infusion systems. This
technology is an important way to prevent errors and enhance clinical
Massachusetts General Hospital is a world-renowned, 898-bed hospital
located in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1811, it is the oldest
and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.