Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baxa Corp's NeoThrive Enteral Feeding System featured in March issue of Today's Medical Developments

"Dozens of patients – frequently tiny babies – have been killed or wounded by a little-known medical mistake made by nurses and doctors. Well documented in medical literature, the error is a tubing misconnection. It occurs... when caregivers deliver the wrong medication or liquid to the wrong part of a patient’s body.

Now, borrowing theory from automotive and industrial designers, medical supply companies are redesigning their tubes and syringes with behavior-shaping constraints that make these devastating mistakes impossible. In this arena, [Denver-based] Baxa Corp., has developed a syringe and pump specifically to feed premature babies in intensive care."

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