Table 1

Participant characteristics

Approximate size of eligible population from institution: 3000
Total no. nurse participants: 24
Sexes: 4 men and 20 women
CharacteristicFrequency (n=24)
Age range
Clinical care area
 Cardiac intensive care unit4
 Cardiovascular intensive care unit4
 General surgery4
 General internal medicine2
 Post-anaesthesia care unit4
 Transplant unit3
Role in hospital
 Full-time registered nurse22
 Part-time registered nurse1
 Casual registered nurse1
Years of nursing experience
 1–4 years12
 5–15 years4
 >15 years8
Current frequency of traditional infusion pump use*
 <once a day2
 1–2 times a day2
 3–5 times a day6
 >5 times a day14
  • * No nurses had previous experience with smart infusion pumps including those used in this study.