At this time, not all users of infusion devices are aware of the errors that can be made when using multiple drug infusions through one injection point. Increased awareness and understanding will diminish preventable errors. By developing the e-learning and dedicated training sessions, we aim to make clinical and technical users aware of the risks, best practices in infusion technology and the relevance of metrology to help them to optimise patient care.

Understanding the underlying principles

A better understanding of the importance of the metrology, the relevant physics and the infusion devices themselves will help in reducing the risks related to human interaction (e.g. dosing errors). For example, a care giver will not increase the dosing rate too quickly because he/she will understand that it will take time for the complete set-up to reach the new set point.

Upgrading e-learning, training sessions and interactive workshops

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) will upgrade the e-learning and develop the training program. The e-learning will be upgraded with interactive components and animations, transforming it from a presentation to a true e-learning system.

The available knowledge will be widely disseminated among European hospitals using ESICM’s Educational Resources platform. UMC Utrecht will develop dedicated training sessions that will be delivered to clinical and technical users of infusion technology using the upgraded e-learning tool. At the end of the project, ESCIM aims to continue to host the e-learning training course on their e-learning platform.

Start the E-learning

As soon as the upgraded e-learning is available, we will place a link here. Meanwhile, you can make free use of the current E-learning tool.

This e-learning is intended to create awareness on the risks of multi-infusion and to improve your understanding of the physical characteristics of infusion systems. We discuss both pumps and disposables. We focus on their influence on the dose rate and potential dosing errors that can be clinically relevant.