ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smiths Medical, a
leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it launched the
CADD®-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system with CADD™-Solis medication safety
software in France, Germany, Switzerland
and the Netherlands.
The new system is already available in Canada,
Australia, the UK, and the Middle East.
The CADD®-Solis VIP (variable infusion profile) system is a
multi-therapy infusion platform that includes a Smart infusion pump, medication
safety software, and dedicated medication cassette reservoirs that attach to
the pump. The new system leverages the same software and hardware features of
the Smart CADD®-Solis hospital pain management system that Smiths Medical
introduced in 2008. However, the new CADD®-Solis VIP system was adapted to
incorporate homecare-desired features for safety, ease of use, mobility, and
“Smart infusion devices have been widely adopted in
hospitals as a means to help reduce the risk of medication delivery errors and
improve efficiencies,” said Tommy Johns, Vice President Global Product
Management. “Until now, however, Smart infusion systems have not been designed
for home patients or the professionals who care for them. The new CADD®-Solis
VIP system provides enhanced safety features and convenience for health care
providers who want to provide optimal care for their infusion patients in
either the home or hospital.”
The CADD®-Solis VIP system includes five delivery modes:
Continuous, Intermittent, Taper, PCA and Step, which allow it to be used for a
variety of therapies including TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), chemotherapy,
hydration, pain management, and IVIG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin or when a blood product is administered intravenously) for adult and pediatric patients. The pumps
patient-focused user interface displays therapy information in an
easy-to-understand format to help reduce training time, and the medication
safety software allows clinicians to download therapy information directly from
their PC computer into the pump and also view reports on patient data and
infusion delivery history for quick and easy therapy assessment and continuous
The new CADD®-Solis VIP system will allow health care
providers to have confidence in reliable infusion pump performance, the ability
to send and receive accurate medication delivery information more efficiently,
and to help protect their patients from medication errors.
The CADD®-Solis VIP system is currently under FDA review and
is not available for sale in the U.S.A.
CADD®-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion System Components:
CADD®-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion Pump – a versatile pump
for multiple therapies including TPN, Intermittent, Continuous, PCA and Step.
The large, therapy-specific color screens easily differentiate each delivery
mode and provide intuitive, easy-to-use navigation. The on-board library holds
up to 500 protocols, and pharmacist-defined soft and hard limits provide
clinician control and medication safety.
CADD™-Solis VIP Medication Safety Software – Administrator –
designed to help reduce the risk of medication delivery errors, the Windows®-based
PC Administrator software allows home care pharmacists to enter and store
custom therapy-based protocols, drug names, concentrations and dosing limits
for standardized programming downloads to CADD®-Solis VIP pumps.
CADD™ Medication Cassette Reservoirs and Administration Sets
– exclusive reservoirs and sets contain or connect to medication and fit
securely onto CADD®-Solis VIP pumps for increased medication security. The pump
with reservoirs can fit easily into a pouch so patients can be mobile during
About Smiths Medical
Smiths Medical www.smiths-medical.com is a leading supplier of specialized
medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication
delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments. It is part of Smiths
Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced
technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical
devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around
22,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT