All high alert drugs are in the smart syringe product pipeline!
Digital Hospital, Inc.'s TAWF system (Technology Assisted Work Flow), creates a "Smart Insulin" syringe that knows the dose inside itself, and knows that the amount is the correct dosage for the patient.
"Smart Syringes" emulates a human independent double-check in order to eliminate high alert drug errors in the hospital setting.
"Smart Syringes" are created from regular, on the market syringes, which are inexpensive and not prone to cross-contamination.
Insulin is a potentially fatal drug, and is the most frequently involved in harmful medication errors -- more than morphine, fentanyl, heparin, or warfarin. (See Footnote 1)
Many hospitals do not independently double-check to assure that patients are about to receive the correct amount of insulin.
"Patient's Rights" should include the right to have the dose of insulin independently double-checked at the bedside.
Digital Hospital, Inc.
of Final Device
Digital Hospital, Inc.'s technology adds a barcode for the insulin syringe signifying the syringe's actual dose. The barcode is then scanned at the bedside, before administration. (See Demo of Initial Prototype)
Double-checking the amount of the dose would rid hospitals of 95% of their insulin dosing errors. (See Footnote 2)
The patient's vulnerability caused by an imprecise manual measurement or by manual data entry is eliminated.