What is MedLite ID?
MedLite ID is a simple-to-use, disposable medical device enabling clinicians to accurately and efficiently identify the primary medication infusion line, sometimes referred to as the “safe medication push line”, versus similar infusion lines in all light settings.
Why MedLite ID?
Approximately 440,000 medical-error-related deaths occur annually in the United States. The 9th leading cause of death in those cases are related to look-alike tubing. For each additional medication, the odds of an error increase by 3%. Infusion-related errors are estimated to add more than $2 billion annually to U.S. healthcare costs. MedLite ID can eliminate infusion confusion by ensuring the primary medication infusion line is prominent and visually distinct from all other lines in the environment.
How does MedLite ID work?
MedLite ID reduces the risk of infusion confusion by providing lit indicators at the drip chamber, primary medication injection site and the venous access catheter. By pressing any of the three MedLite ID devices, all three light up. Within seconds, MedLite ID improves patient care, optimizes efficiency and reduces clinician stress.
What are the benefits of MedLite ID?
Improves Patient Safety
- Drastically reduces the risk of medical errors by illuminating the emergency/primary medication line in all
- Allows clinician to quickly find the primary medication line during life or death situations when time is of the essence
- Decreases the complexity associated with multiple infusion lines
- Provides two methods of differentiation — lit and unlit
- Significantly reduces the time to identify the primary medication line by approximately one-minute or 35%
- Takes seconds to apply and use, making training quick and easy
- Expedites and lessens confusion during patient transports and shift changes
Reduces Clinician Stress
- Immediately mitigates “infusion confusion” or “spaghetti syndrome” that occurs when IV lines get tangled or hidden by bedding or patient gowns
- Makes primary medication line identification less disruptive and improves patient satisfaction
- Results in less stress on staff, particularly during emergency situations