Opening up sources of safety
Immense workload, adverse patient to nurse ratios, as well as high complexity of organizations challenge healthcare professionals increase the probability of errors.1 To support physicians and nursing staff effectively, we are constantly active in developing systematic safety solutions which reduce hazards preventively – from prescription to patient.
Ready-to-use-products for enteral nutrition and ready-to-mix multi-chamber-bags for parenteral nutrition avoid errors and contamination during preparation. In case individual IV nutrition is needed hospitals benefit from a reliable compounding service. To decrease the risk of misconnections and related hazards B. Braun offers its Enteral Nutrition Safety System, called ENFit™.
Making nutrition therapy safer
Enhance medication safety
Medication errors are recognized as a high-priority healthcare issue as they cause suffering and costs. In case of severe complications requiring full ICU treatment for diverse days of hospitalization, a hospital may save between € 7,556 AND € 56,670 per single case.2, 3
By offering automated infusion systems featuring intelligent drug libraries and innovative solutions for glucose control, B. Braun offers preventive strategies to avoid medication errors and hyperglycaemia.
Give patient specific nutrition
Recognizing what patients really need!
Average length of hospital stay may be increased by 30% in malnoutrished patients.4
With our screening tools, solutions for parenteral and enteral nutrition, software tools, and trainings we support physicians with solutions tailormade to every treatment.
Compound safer TPN regimes
EasyComp helps to prevent imcompatibilities.
The new software tool allows hospital pharmacists to put together regimens for parenteral nutrition in order to see the resulting composition and to check if it is within the range of tested compatibility limits.
Assure the right connections
To reduce the risk of enteral and parenteral misconnections, B. Braun provides dedicated enteral connectors according to new ISO standards, which are incompatible with IV systems. From container to patient, B. Braun’s Enteral Nutrition Safety System covers all major application ways with new dedicated syringes, tubes, connectors, and ports.
1. Valentin A, Capuzzo M, Guidet B, Moreno R, Metnitz B, Bauer P et al. (2009) Errors in administration of parenteral drugs in intensive care units: multinational prospective study. BMJ 338:b814, doi:10.1136/bmj.b814
2. Gianino MM, Vallino A, Minniti D, Abbona F, Mineccia C, Silvaplana P, Zotti CM, (2007) A method to determie hospital costs associated with nosocomial infections. Ann lg 19(4) : 381-392
3. Bertolini G, Confalonieri M, Rossi; Simini B, Gorini M, Corrado A, (2005) Cost of the COPD. Differences between intensive care unit and respiratory intermediate care unit. Res Med 99: 894-900
4. Elia M, Stratton RJ, Russell C, Green CJ, Pang F. The cost of disease-related malnutrition in the UK and economic considerations for the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) in adults. 2005. Redditch, BAPEN.