Nutema Hospital in Meerut uses closed I.V. system to administer drugs
Meerut, 19 th April 2019 Hygiene conditions in hospitals or usage of low grade medical products/ consumables especially in critical units can compromise patient safety as that can cause infections to patients who are already fighting diseases.
“It is not new that a patient admitted in the hospital can develop serious hospital-acquired infection (HAI) caused by viral, bacterial, or fungal pathogens; the most common types are bloodstream infection (BSI), pneumonia eg, ventilator-associated pneumonia, urinary tract infection (UTI), and surgical site infection (SSI) which can take a serious form if not identified. and attended to immediately” informs
Dr. Avneet Rana, HOD Critical Care and Anaesthesia,
Nutema Multi-Speciality Hospital, Meerut. Patients going through invasive procedures and
surgeries are more prone to such infections. Use of I.V to administer drugs, blood or glucose and catheter associated infections are common in the hospitals. To prevent infections arising out of administering medicines through I.V, some finest of medical institutions & hospitals have started to use the new state of art I.V solutions. These new IV self-collapsible PE containers are very advanced which offer high standard features for patient safety and convenient application of all I.V procedures from drug admixture to drug delivery. The I.V fluid containers should be a closed system container with no interference of external air which might lead to HAI hence, should offer high standards of Safety to patient &also convenience in application of all I.V procedures from infusion preparation to drug admixing to drug delivery. Dr. Avneet Rana adds “The high standard properties of I.V fluid bottles should be completely self-collapsible with accurate delivery of fluid , more punctures possible into the I.V bottle port system with adequate re-sealability of port system without any coring of elastomeric port material prevents particle contamination when punctured with a needle or an infusion set. There should be less potential risk of leakage or any fluid contact during the drug preparation and no interaction of drug with container material e.g. in case of PVC
container. The delivery based on the resistant material and the ergonomic design of the container should also help to reduce potential Microbiological contamination and help deliver the fluid with highest accuracy which would ensure timely discharge of the patients that is cost saving for the patient’’.
“Serious concern prevails in the medical fraternity regarding the hospital acquired infections and other compromises on patient safety. While medical technologies are ever advancing and use of extremely advanced and high end surgical implants and other live saving devices and drugs are in common use in India, we see complete logic in investing on these low cost basic and primary peripheral medical products. It’s high time that the entire medical staff at hospitals is conscious about this paramount patient safety aspect”, echo the doctors.