3 June 2021

Alaris IV Infusion Pumps Dataset Update June 2021

From Friday 4 June 2021, the Alaris Guardrails drug library will be updated for all Metro South Health Alaris pumps (PCUs).

To ensure the update is successful please observe the following steps: 

  • When the pump is not in use, power down the pump
  • turn the pump back on Wait for the green wi-fi light to appear and stop flashing  
  • Select new patient and check the top left-hand corner of the screen and look for MSHHS V3.02 2021 
  • If there are any issues with this update please return to CCRU/HTU.  

Incorporated Changes 

Change Title/Summary 

Medication/Therapy change 

Profiles Impacted 

CR010 – Clindamycin 

Addition of Clindamycin to IV Drug Library 

Adult Crit. Care 

Adult General 

Oncology 

Maternity 

CR011 – Esomeprazole 

Addition of Esomeprazole to IV Drug Library 

Adult Crit. Care 

Adult General 

Oncology 

Maternity 

CR021 – Hydralazine mg per hour therapy 

Addition of 50 mg/50 mL entry 

Adult Crit. Care 

CR022 – Hydralazine mcg/min therapy 

Addition of 50 mg/50 mL entry 

Adult Crit. Care 

CR024 – Calcium Gluconate Infusion 

Removal of ‘Central Line Only’ alert as can be given peripherally via large vein 

Adult Crit. Care 

Adult General 

Oncology 

CR025 – Pantoprazole 

Removal of therapy labels to reduce confusion between small and large volume entries 

Adult General 

CR026 – Pantoprazole INFUS 

Change name of drug to ‘Pantoprazole CONT’ to reduce confusion with pantoprazole infusions that have a shorter duration 

Adult Crit. Care