IV Smart Pumps: A Decade of Evidence to Guide Practice and Patient Safety

Author(s): Karen K Giuliano

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Nov 01, 2023

Topics: Medication Management, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

Role: Staff, Educator, Researcher

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session reviews critical care nursing issues on IV smart pump clinical usability, IV medication administration error and remote use during COVID-19. Although it is possible to address some of these issues with changes in clinical workflow, the most fundamental challenges need to be addressed through innovation and the development of new technologies. Critical care nurses are uniquely positioned to drive future product development in this very important area of patient safety.


  • Discuss the known IV smart pump usability/IV medication administration safety issues by pump vendor type.
  • Discuss flow rate accuracy and IV medication administration safety issues related to remote administration during COVID-19.
  • Describe the role of the critical care nurse for improving IV smart pump usability.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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