Infusion Therapy Safety

Donate for Patient Safety

Infusion pumps are one of the most widely used technologies in healthcare today. But infusion errors and pump failures can and have caused serious harm, and even death, to patients. Over a five-year period, more than 56,000 adverse events and 710 deaths associated with infusion devices were reported to FDA—more than for any other medical technology. During this period, there were 87 pump recalls.

2010 Infusion Summit ReportTo address these issues, AAMI and FDA partnered to host a summit in October 2010. The challenges and actions are contained in the summit report, "Infusing Patients Safely: Priority Issues from the AAMI/FDA Infusion Device Summit."

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