From the pharmacy to the bedside, we understand the critical role medication preparation and delivery plays in hospital care for you and your loved ones.
When moments matter in the hospital, you should be focused on recovery. We are focused on supporting you and your healthcare providers with effective IV medications and infusion technologies, designed with safety in mind.
As a leader in medication preparation and delivery, our IV solutions, premixed drugs, pharmacy and infusion technologies are found in hospitals and clinics in more than 100 countries around the world. We believe patients deserve access to medications and technologies that are designed to promote effective administration and reduce preventable drug errors.
Advancing Safety in the Hospital
Our innovations in the hospital help pharmacists and nurses protect patient safety throughout the process to prepare and administer IV medicine. It takes several steps to prepare a medication for a patient; starting with a doctor's prescription, followed by pharmacist's preparation and finally the nurse's administration of the medication through an IV line. Preventable errors can happen at any point in this process, which is why we offer innovative technologies with features that are designed with safety in mind to help support accurate delivery of medication to each patient. Our pharmacy technologies help identify possible dosing errors before they reach the patient, and technologies in our new Spectrum IQ Infusion System with Dose IQ Safety Software can alert a nurse if the wrong drug is being given, or if the dose has been changed to a potentially dangerous level.
As a trusted and respected industry leader Baxter has been innovative in many different areas of healthcare. This is the case with Elastomeric Devices.
They are available in 3 distinct types:
1. Infusors (slower infusion flow rates)
2. Intermates (faster infusion flow rates)
3. Elastomeric coiled tube infusors (Jackson-Coiled Infusors) specialized slower infusion flow rates.
The Elastomeric Devices are designed to allow patients to safely, easily, and comfortably receive infused medications outside the hospital – freeing up hospital beds. They are generally used for infusion of medications at home, in long-term care facilities and in hospices.
Nearly 5% of U.S. hospitalized patients experience an adverse drug event1
U.S. Hospitalizations are impacted by preventable adverse drug errors associated with injectable medications.2