Bethlehem, PA – Addressing a significant issue in neonatal healthcare while helping to also address Joint Commission Sentinel Event alerts, B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) announced today its alliance with NeoMed, Inc. – a manufacturer of medical devices specifically designed to enhance patient safety and clinical outcomes of the neonatal patient. The partnership, consisting of NeoMed®’s Enteral Safety System and B. Braun’s Perfusor® SPACE Syringe Pump, will help healthcare professionals prevent enteral/IV misconnections and medication errors. NeoMed and B. Braun showcased both products at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) 26th Annual Education Conference.
“Catheter/tubing misconnections continue to contribute to serious, life threatening errors when clinicians mistakenly administer oral/enteral liquids through IV lines rather than through an enteral feeding tube,” said Gale White, Vice President of Infusion Systems Marketing for B. Braun Medical Inc. “The combination of both B. Braun’s Perfusor SPACE Syringe Pump and NeoMed’s Enteral Safety System promises the opportunity to provide healthcare professionals with a unique connector that allows for the safest, most accurate delivery of both enteral feedings and enteral medications. Perfusor SPACE Syringe Pump is the only syringe pump that recognizes 3 through 60cc NeoMed enteral syringes guaranteeing accuracy of flow at +/-2% using NeoMed syringes and extension sets.”