Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.2 As a result, consistent use of safety features that help minimize patient risk has become increasingly important. Sigma Spectrum Infusion System helps you make immediate use of a smart pump’s defining safety feature: the drug library.
High drug library compliance helps protect more patients from infusion programming errors by identifying potentially harmful infusion medication programming errors prior to administration.
The average drug library compliance across all pump vendors in the U.S. is 81%3
Sigma Spectrum Infusion System customers have achieved an average drug library compliance of 97% within 1-month of implementation4
The pump automatically defaults to the drug library at power-on.
The pump's drug library is updated wirelessly, with no power cycling or staff interaction needed.*
*Battery capacity must be greater than 25% when pump is off and not connected to AC power.
The Sigma Spectrum Infusion System is not intended to replace clinician patient observation.
— Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD,
Director of Pharmacy,
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Just 20 high-alert drugs are associated with an estimated 80% of all deaths from medication errors.5
Up to 90% of pump interactions on infusions with high-alert drugs were dose or rate changes.6
Titration errors during high-risk infusions can pose a significant threat to patient safety.7
The Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pump is the only pump on the market with Dose/Rate Change (Titration) Error Prevention, which is designed to intercept dose changes that could be inaccurate and potentially harmful. This unique feature provides an additional layer of safety parameters to help clinicians protect high-risk infusions.
1 KLAS. KLAS Smart Pumps 2016. http://data.klasresearch.com/reports/1123. Accessed October 17th, 2016
2 Makary MA, Daniel M. Medical error-the third leading cause of death in the US. BMJ. 2016;353:i2139
3 Data on file. Optimizing understanding of infusion pump market: Quantitative Research Report. Baxter Healthcare Corporation. May 6, 2015.
4 Data on file. DERS new implementation compliance data. Baxter Healthcare Corporation. 2015
5 Dennison RD. High-Alert Drugs: Strategies for safe I.V. Infusions. Am Nurs Today. 2006;1(2). http://www.americannursetoday.com/article.aspx?id=5134, Accessed July, 2016
6 Data on file, 90% of pump programming events for High-alert I.V. drugs are titrations, Baxter Healthcare July 2015.
7 Institute of Safe Medication Practices. ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings. 2014. https://www.ismp.org/tools/highalertmedications.pdf (accessed September 2, 2016)
For the safe and proper use of the devices referenced within, refer to the complete Instructions for Use or the appropriate manual.
Please refer to manufacturer’s Package Insert for drug products mentioned herein for Full Prescribing Information.