EMR Infusion Enhancement

EMR Infusion Enhancement went live across all Western Health sites on 1st December 2020.

This implementation has been an important step in converting paper workflows to EMR and in standardising workflows for infusion ordering, administration and documentation across the organisation to align with Best Care.

For further information and support please click here to be directed to the EMR Infusions Quick Reference Guides or please see your Ward or Unit based EMR Super Users who are identifiable in a blue EMR SUPER USER badge.

The online infusions lessons have been incorporated into EMR general training via WeLearn

If you only need to complete Infusions training, please contact Barbara Lennon, EMR Learning & Development Manager –  Barbara.lennon@wh.org.au

Key Messages – Nursing & Midwifery

No 10 –  From Paper Infusion Chart to EMR

No 9 –  With infusions risks increase, so make sure Allergies and Alerts are reviewed in the EMR

No 8  – Different types of infusions

No 7 –  Commencing an infusion

No 6 –  Documenting against a current infusion

No 5 –  Documenting against a discontinued infusion order

No 4  – BAG by BAG infusions – End Bag workflow

No 3 –  When the full infusion order information is not visible on the MAR MAW banner

No 2 – Viewing Titratable Infusions in iView

No 1 – Cross Encounter Transfer


Key Messages – Medical Officers

No 10 – What’s changing when EMR Infusion Enhancement goes live on 1st December

No 9 – Basic Definitions

No 8 –  Volume and Rate

No 7 –  Intermittent Infusions

No 6 –  Continuous Infusions

No 5 – Titratable Infusions

No 4 –  Modifying Infusions

No 3 – Bolus Orders

No 2 –  Infusions – Discharge Reconciliation

No 1 – Cross Encounter Transfer


Key Messages- Pharmacy

No 7 –  What’s Changing when EMR Infusion Enhancement goes live on 1st December

No 6 – Basic Definitions

No 5 – Verifying an infusion ( including product assignment)

No 4 –  Intermittent Infusions

No 3 –  Continuous Infusions

No 2 –  Nursing & Midwifery infusion administration documentation

No 1 –  Summary of key changes



Project Scope

EMR Infusion Enhancement will deliver a solution that allows clinicians to review and optimise the medication ordering and administration process for adults, paediatrics and neonates;

  • Parenteral drug infusions and intravenous fluid therapy (IVT)
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Pain infusions including Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCAs), Patient Controlled Epidural Analgesia (PCEAs) and epidurals (non-obstetric)
  • Subcutaneous Syringe Drivers
  • Continuous insulin infusions
  • Heparin infusions


Clinical Areas Included

Clinical areas included: areas currently using medication management in the EMR.

Clinical areas not included: Infusion Enhancement will not be implemented in inpatient areas that are not currently using Cerner PowerChart for electronic medication management. These areas are:

  • Day Oncology
  • Medical Ambulatory Day Unit (MADU)
  • Hospital in the Home (HITH)
  • North-Western Mental Health (NWMH)
  • Chronic Dialysis Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)


If you have any queries regarding this project please contact the Digital Health Team – digitalhealth@wh.org.au