Review of the safety of intravenous drug delivery systems

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The purpose of this conference was to evaluate the safety of intravenous (IV) infusion systems used for medication administration” Rodriguez (2018).

Abstract:

This review was prepared in advance of the Third Consensus Development Conference on the Safety of Intravenous Drug Delivery Systems that was held at the W Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, from November 1 through 3, 2018. The purpose of this conference was to evaluate the safety of intravenous (IV) infusion systems used for medication administration. The expert panel of pharmacists, physicians, and nurses updated the findings of the Second Consensus Development Conference in 2009 that reviewed 5 IV drug delivery systems (manufacturer ready to use, outsourced ready to use, point-of-care activated, pharmacy compounded, and nonpharmacy compounded at point of care) with regard to applicability, ease of use, regulatory compliance, cost, safety, and implementation. The Third Consensus Development Conference expanded on previous findings by reviewing proceedings related to new standards, legislation, technologies, and shortage-related challenges related to IV medication administration that have been published since 2009. Invited faculty and audience members participated in revising a preliminary report summarizing these changes during the meeting.

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Reference:

Rodriguez, R. (2018) The Safety of Intravenous Drug Delivery Systems: Update on Current Issues Since the 2009 Consensus Development Conference. Hospital Pharmacy. 53(6), p.408-414.

doi: 10.1177/0018578718798638.

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