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Infusion pump safeguards

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Clinician-friendly design of Hospira's Symbiq infusion system - including an intuitive display with large font and color prompts - as well as its patient-safety software, will help prevent the estimated 1.5 mil. medication errors that occur in the U.S. each year, the hospital products manufacturer says Oct. 16. Symbiq will begin shipping by year-end. Separately, Cardinal Health's planned Care Fusion buy, announced Oct. 18, promises access to wireless, barcode-enabled identification technology to improve medication management and patient safety...

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