Evaluation: BD Alaris Syringe Module Syringe Infusion Pump

July 31, 2023 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The Alaris Syringe Module is used with a point-of-care unit (PCU) to administer drugs or antibiotics from a syringe. The PCU can also be used with large-volume pump and patient-controlled analgesic (PCA) modules.
  • Major device components and software features:
    • Pump—Used to deliver intravenous infusion therapy through a consumable syringe and administration set
      • Operational range:
        • Flow rate: 0.01-999 mL/hr
        • Volume to be infused (VTBI): 0.1-60 mL
      • Supported syringes:
        • Vendors: i) BD ii) IVAC iii) Monoject iv) Terumo
        • Sizes: 1-60 mL
      • Infusion modes:
        • Dose error reduction system (DERS) mode: Guardrails Drugs and Guardrails Fluids
        • Non-DERS modes: i) Drug Calc—Used to program infusions with custom concentrations without drug library limits ii) Basic Infusion—Infusion mode without drug library limits
        • Anesthesia mode i) Anesthesia mode makes it possible to have additional drugs in each care area that are only accessible when operating in anesthesia mode. A module can also be paused indefinitely without an alarm in this mode. ii) Anesthesia mode is not controlled with a passcode.
      • User controls:
        • Hardkeys and softkeys are used to configure parameters and settings.
        • A numerical keypad is used for parameter entry.
      • Display: 12.0 × 8.9 cm (4.75 × 3.5 in)
      • Weight: (a) PCU: 3.3 kg (7.3 lb)

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