Accurate administration volumes of IV chemotherapy issues

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Diane Schultz
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Accurate administration volumes of IV chemotherapy issues

We continue to have issues with Alaris pumps and time-sensitive chemotherapy infusions where at the completion of the infusion time, there is often volume left in the bag.

We have met with the Carefusion rep, and have received general tips on pump height level etc. to improve the accuracy of the infusions, but this has not mitigated the problem. We have also reported this concern to the FDA.

Is anyone else experiencing concerns around specific volumes and infusion times? If so, have you employed any additional mitigation strategies that have helped?