Evaluation: BD Alaris Pump Module Large-Volume Infusion Pump

March 18, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance

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  • The Alaris Pump module is a large-volume infusion device used to deliver fluid, medications, blood, or total parenteral nutrition (TPN) to a patient over a defined time period at a specific flow rate or dose rate.
  • Major device components and software features:

    • Pump—Used to deliver infusion therapy through a consumable administration set.
      • Operational range
        • Flow rate: 0.1-999 mL/hr
        • Volume to be infused (VTBI): 0.1-9,999 mL
      • Infusion modes
        • Primary infusion
        • Secondary infusion
        • Drug Calc: Used to program infusions with custom concentrations without drug library limits.
        • Basic Infusion: Infusion mode without any limits
        • Anesthesia Mode: Anesthesia Mode makes it possible to have additional drugs in each clinical profile, which are only accessible when the unit is operating in Anesthesia Mode. A module can also be paused indefinitely without an alarm in this mode.
      • User controls
        • Hardkeys and softkeys are used to configure parameters and settings.
        • A numerical keypad is used for parameter entry.
      • Display: 12.1 × 8.9 cm (4.75 × 3.5 in)
      • Weight
        • PC unit: 3.3 kg (7.3 lb)
        • Pump module: 1.13 kg (2.49 lb)
      • Dimensions
        • PC unit: 17.5 × 22.4 × 22.9 cm (6.9 × 8.8 × 9.0 in)
        • Pump module: 8.4 × 22.6 × 14.0 cm (3.3 × 8.9 × 5.5 in)
      • Battery life: 6 hr at 25 mL/hr with one Pump module. Per BD instructions for use, battery run time is a function of the number of modules attached and module activity.
      • The pump is normally connected to an IV pole with a clamp.
    • Proprietary consumable administration set: Various sets options are available, including non-DEHP options.
    • "Pump running" screen
     *Figure 1.**"Pump running" screen in mL/hr mode. *...

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