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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

PharmGuard Administrator Medication Safety Software (MSS)
PharmGuard Administrator Medication Safety Software (MSS) Technology

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Description: The PharmGuard Administrator Medication Safety Software, previously the CADD-Solis Medication Safety Software, is a medical safety software for Medfusion syringe pumps. This technology allows protocol administrators to set up protocol libraries for point of care users working with CADD-Solis ambulatory infusion pumps or PharmGuard Point of Care Medication Safety Software. This technology allows users to create a series of pump settings and parameters for quick and consistent use by end users. Protocol libraries allow for simultaneous programmable hard and soft limits for dose, weight, time, and all modes of delivery. PharmGuard Administrator allows for custom programming of multiple area specific configurations. Additionally, this technology allows administrators to determine the amount of flexibility the point of care user can have in editing protocols. This technology may also be used to print barcodes and view reports.

Note: This evaluation covers only the software associated with the hardware, and not the hardware itself.

This technology uses a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database to store Protocol Libraries, usage logs, and user account information.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: Section 508 does not apply. This product is considered Medical Technology as defined by the VA in the Medical Device Isolation Architecture (MDIA). For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.12
Decision Date: 12/02/2022 at 03:50:52 UTC
Aliases: CADD Administrator Medication Safety Software; PharmGuard MSS Administrator
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Smiths Medical
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (12/02/2022 at 03:50:52 UTC).