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2016-11-04

Risk Management in Infusion Therapy: The Infusion Therapy Hospital Road Show

Tailor-fit lectures on infusion therapy brought to Metro Manila hospitals

Sandra Stelzer – Infusion Therapy Specialist, Department of Global Training and Education, B. Braun Melsungen, conducts a lecture on infusion therapy during the roadshow.

Ensuring safety—both for patients and healthcare workers—has steadily become a top priority in medicine. With this in mind and in fulfillment of its goal of continuing education in the healthcare sector, B. Braun Medical Supplies, Inc. has conducted a Hospital Roadshow on October 12 and 13. The roadshow, held in the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Providence Hospital, Asian Hospital, and Makati Medical Hospital, was geared towards educating nurses and training officers on the risks that come with infusion therapy and the importance of avoiding these.

A total of 200 participants listened in to lectures delivered by Sandra Stelzer – Infusion Therapy Specialist, Department of Global Training and Education, B. Braun Melsungen. Entitled “Risk Management in Infusion Therapy,” the lectures were intended to increase participants’ awareness of risks associated with infusion therapy and the ways by which these can be avoided. Each lecture was tailor-fit to discuss topics and address concerns relevant to each hospital.

Backed by a decade of experience as a pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse, Mrs. Stelzer discussed risks arising from medication error, sharps injury, chemical contamination, microbiological contamination, particulate contamination, air embolism, DEHP exposure, and drug incompatibility. Following the lecture, Mrs. Stelzer provided ways of circumventing aforementioned risks, and detailed B. Braun’s product solutions corresponding to each risk. Among those solutions are B. Braun’s IV catheters, which feature a passive safety device that provides active protection against needlestick injuries; and Ecoflac Plus fluid containers, whose closed system prevents microbiological contamination leading to nosocomial infections.

Interest on both the lecture and featured products were evident in the active participation of healthcare professionals and inquiries raised during the post-lecture forum.
 
Having launched a successful event, B. Braun looks forward to developing the newly formed partnerships and to forge new ones with other hospitals to continue raising awareness on the risks of infusion therapy and the available solutions that are safer for both patients and healthcare professionals.