TABLE 3.

Smart-Pump Selection Criteria

1. Accuracy: must pass clinical engineering bench testing
2. Intuitiveness of programming
3. “Safety Net”: high- and low-dose programming parameters
4. Drug library: modifiable and hospital generated to meet institutional needs
5. Dose-rate calculator within the pump
6. Size: small enough to fit numerous pumps on intravenous line pole; request to be able to clamp pump to warmer in NICU
7. Syringe size: 1–60 mL from various manufacturers
8. Alarms: must be audible and visible
9. Rotating pole clamp: allow pump to be vertical or horizontal
10. Durability
11. Serviceability
12. Compatible with electronic charting
13. MRI compatible: can be taken into the scanner if necessary