Smiths Medical launches medication control software for infusion pumps
1 February 2007
St. Paul, Minn., USA. Smiths Medical, part of the global technology
business Smiths Group, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) for software that makes programming pain
management infusion pumps simpler and safer.
Infusion pumps allow doctors to control precisely the amount of
medication given to patients.
The CADD-Sentry Pro Medication Safety Software reduces the risk of
errors by enabling medical professionals to enter standardized pain
therapy protocols onto a secure database on the hospital computer
network and then download them into a pump. Previously clinicians have
had to program each pump individually.
Srini Seshadri, Group Managing Director of Smiths Medical, said: "The
new CADD-Sentry Pro Medication Safety Software demonstrates our
continued commitment to developing safe infusion systems for hospitals.
When used with the CADD-Prizm PCS II ambulatory infusion pump, the
CADD-Sentry Pro software will significantly improve patient safety and
The software has two applications: the Administrator software which
enters, manages and stores therapy protocols in a secure database on the
hospital computer network and the point-of-care software which accesses
and downloads the protocols into a CADD-Prizm PCS II ambulatory infusion
The point-of-care software incorporates additional safety features,
including bar code verification to ensure the patient receives the right
medication and another verification feature that ensures a second nurse
reviews the pump program before starting an infusion.