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Medfusion pump question

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by lauren2020 lauren2020 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in NICU.

Hey guys,

Posting again because on my last post I meant a Medfusion pump and not an alaris pump.

Anyways, during one of my shifts last week I administered caffeine via IV over a Medfusion pump. I entered the patient's weight. But, later, I second guessed if I entered the weight right. For reference, 8.8 kg vs .88kg. I have not had a baby that has weighed less than 1000 grams, hence why I am second guessing if I entered it correctly.

My question is, do Medfusion pumps catch weight errors? Would it have alerted me if I was entering a weight with a dose that didn't make sense.

I am 99.9% sure I entered the weight correctly, this is just for my own peace of mind.

Lauren

Edited by lauren2020

PeakRN

Specializes in Adult and pediatric emergency and critical care.

It depends on how biomed/pharmacy set up the pump. Typically they will have 'normal' doses given the weight of the patient.

_firefly, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Informatics / Trauma / Hospice / Immunology. Has 7 years experience.

If you have questions thinking clearly about the math (we all have those moments) or what should be entered, get a second opinion. Ask another nurse or call pharmacy. I used to do that from time to time with more complicated orders.