The Impact of Using Smart Infusion Pumps among Nursing Practice

Raoum Algushairy, Haneen Bayahya, Mashael Khayyat

© 2023 Haneen Bayahya, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 207-210, ISSN 2619-9955,, September 2023.

Received: 12 June 2023.
Revised:   27 August 2023.
Accepted: 02 September 2023.
Published: 26 September 2023.


The most prevalent cause of medical injuries is medication errors especially when patients take multiple medications at the same period of time with different doses. One of the technologies that have been developed to improve patient outcomes is the smart infusion pump, which has the ability to identify several programming problems when applied correctly. However, based on existing use, there are contradictory reports on smart pumps' potential to avoid patients' harm in the absence of other features, as well as deliver professional care to patients. This study aimed to understand the experience of nurses when performing smart infusion pumps in their practice, the influence of this technology on their confidence, and how much this technology is trusted to rely on to prevent medical errors. Previous studies focused entirely on longitudinal and quantitative studies, which take a long time and cost a lot. A qualitative study collected from an online survey that contained three types of questions: open-ended questions, closed-ended questions, and rating questions to evaluate participants' answers about smart infusion pumps among their practices in Saudi Arabia hospitals, a survey targeting nursing staff and we got 30 replies. The outcomes have revealed a significant impact of smart infusion pumps on nursing practice.

Keywords – smart infusion pumps, technology, medications error, nursing.


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