Several months ago, I told you about how we were trying to solve the thorny problem of having the right pumps in the right place throughout the hospital. As I have talked with people in other hospitals, I find that this is a pretty pervasive problem around the country.
After a lot of work and research, the pumps committee has developed several solutions for ensuring nurses have a readily available supply of medication delivery pumps. A new flow has been pinpointed and storage space is being identified to house pumps on every floor and unit.
Coincidentally, new pumps are also being purchased for the organization. The goal is to have the new process and equipment in place by early 2009.
We have been documenting this process on video. Here's the latest update.