Controllers, Infusion Pump Systems, Programmable
Definition : Controllers designed to regulate the performance of infusion pump systems that may follow a program. These controllers consist of a centralized electronic unit that controls each of several interconnected infusion pumps and related components (including some monitors) of the infusion system; the controllers permit the introduction of pre-established or customized programs related to the infusion process and/or monitoring and alarms. Programmable infusion system controllers usually include dedicated software that can be configured to the special needs of the healthcare facility, specific area of use, and/or patient characteristics; the software may be also capable of detecting medication administration errors (i.e., dose error reduction systems). Programmable infusion system controllers are used in areas of healthcare facilities where the simultaneous use of several infusion pumps is frequent.
UMDC code : 26655