Quality Improvement Project: IV Pump Corrective Repairs
Keywords:Quality Improvement, Infusion Pump, Corrective Repairs
The Ottawa Hospital is a tertiary academic teaching hospital comprised of three campuses and 1200+ care beds. The hospital has 1860+ Baxter Sigma Spectrum large volume infusion devices in service. Data analysis of the large fleet revealed approximately 2,100 of corrective repair hours (1.86 FTE) per year at a cost of approximately $200,000 per year in repairs. Corrective repair details also converged upon 3 failure types: AC Adapter, Battery, and Pump. We propose a few small quality improvement initiatives focused on the 3 failure types to reduce the number of corrective repairs and provide greater pump reliability and patient safety.