July 31, 2017
WELLESLEY, Mass., Jul 31, 2017 – With a steady increase in surgical procedure volumes and the growing shift to home care settings, the global intravenous (IV) therapy and vein access market is poised to reach $29 billion by 2021. In a recent report by BCC Research, industry drivers and challenges are studied for IV therapy products and vein access devices.
IV therapy is important for fluid volume and electrolyte replacement, critical nutrition, and delivery of medications. Its application areas include pain management, cancer, pulmonary hypertension, Parkinson’s disease, infections, gastrointestinal disorders, hemophilia, and immune deficiencies. Uses for IV therapy products include blood sampling, venous pressure monitoring, and blood transfusion. Ensuring safety and sterility, new drugs with complex handling protocols and stability issues, and increasingly specialized infusion protocols are keeping IV therapy and vein access a complex and challenging area, according to the report Intravenous (IV) Therapy and Vein Access: Global Markets.
Challenges for participants in the IV therapy and vein access devices market include price-conscious end users, consolidation among customers as well as suppliers, intensified competition, and declining reimbursement rates.
Improving Safety, Processes Is Paramount
Helping caregivers achieve 100% drug library compliance, minimize medication errors, and reduce alarms and alerts constitutes a key focus area. “IV-EMR interoperability permits infusion pumps to be automatically programmed with pharmacy-validated medication orders from the EMR, and infusion therapy data from the pump to be automatically documented in the EMR, resulting in significant improvement in patient safety and efficiency of IV therapy,” says BCC Research analyst Shalini S. Dewan.
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Intravenous (IV) Therapy and Vein Access: Global Markets( HLC046D )
Publish Date: Jun 2017
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