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Improving Patient Safety & Care Webinar Series

Innovation and patient safety during Covid-19

A medical equipment case study

1 July 2020

13:00 - 14:00 GMT




Helen Hughes

Chief Executive Officer

Patient Safety Learning

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Dylan Goaten

EBME lead

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Stewart Munro

Managing Director

Pentland Medical

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Jamie Munro

Sales Manager

Pentland Medical

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Covid-19 exposed the shortfall of some vital equipment in the NHS; ventilators were the headline product. However, volumetric infusion pumps were another example of equipment being transferred to ICU, leading to a severe shortage for normal requirements. Hospitals, already poorly equipped with adequate pumps, urgently required reliable methods of monitoring IV infusions.

​When the severity of the Pandemic became apparent earlier this year, it triggered somewhat of a panic in the NHS. Normal procurement practice was suspended. Overnight procurement barriers preventing the adoption of new products and innovations were lifted and funding available.

This webinar will introduce the new Monidrop IV Fluid Monitor and Remote Monitoring service – Monidrop-W and IV Screen software. Pentland Medical will talk about the device and the challenges faced from the point when the product was launched in 2018. Leading on to their experiences when Hospitals nationwide identified that Monidrop could be a suitable alternative to the use of Volumetric pumps during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The webinar will present a case study from West Suffolk Hospital who will describe their experiences with the shortage of volumetric pumps and how Pentland Medical were able to assist with the Monidrop device. Feedback from the Nursing team who have implemented Monidrop into their everyday practice will also feature.

The device and software work in conjunction to allow nursing staff to remotely monitor all infusions on a ward or department from a central computer, tablet or mobile device. The Monidrop device and IV Screen software support the vision of improving the availability of digital technology advantages throughout the NHS.

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