Smart pump - air in line alerts

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Julieth Formosa
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Smart pump - air in line alerts

Hi all,

Are your nursing units reporting issues with air in line alerts for your smart pumps? My institution received multiple reports of smart pumps alerting and worked with the manufaturer to trial BBraun ASV valve tubing. The number of alerts were reduced but did not stop after this change. I'm curious to see if other institutions have made successful changes to reduce overalerting of pumps?