Separate pumps for IV infusion and enteral feeds in NICU?

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Tanvi Shah
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Separate pumps for IV infusion and enteral feeds in NICU?

We are evaluating why our NICU isn't able to reach our goal DERS compliance and found out that some staff members haven't been switching profiles in the pumps from IV infusion to Enteral feeds and are using the basic mode in the IV infusion for feeds. Although low, there is a risk of enteral feed been given IV if the profile isn't changed. We are assessing the need to have a totally different pump for our enteral feeds. Wanted to know what other NICU's in the community do.

Any insight is appreciated

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