What are the uses of an infusion pump?

An infusion pump is a medical device that is used to move the fluids used in medicine (solutions, drugs, blood) through a tube into the patient’s vascular system, allowing more accurate management of the fluids used by doctors. This is why it facilitates the parenteral administration of drugs and solutions, and they are mainly used in conditions where precision and a constant supply of some drug or medicine is essential.

Infusion pumps are currently essential medical equipment throughout the operating room, especially in the induction and maintenance of total intravenous anesthesia, but also in the administration of medicines necessary for the patient while he remains in the operating room, as these equipment have built-in software that can help avoid errors in the administration of medicines.

How does an infusion pump work?

An infusion pump uses mechanical pressure to overcome resistance to flow. This device is programmed to generate pressure on the injected line in the patient. It is able to mobilize the medicine or solution from the external environment to the patient’s circulatory torrent.

In general, infusion pumps allow the scheduling of the volume to be instilled and give an alarm as soon as this volume is reached, if the medicine or substance is not finished. Many infusion pumps can handle several solutions simultaneously and independently. When a pump handles two or more solutions with independent infusion controls, it has two or more channels.

Types of infusion pumps

There are today several types of infusion pumps and they are classified according to flow control in syringe, volumetric and fluxometric. Syringe infusion pumps are characterized by very precise systems where the volume administered to the patient is stored by one or more syringes, and the syringe plunger is pushed by a mobile piston controlled by the equipment; the selection of the flow rate is made by the operator and is indicated in volume per unit of time on the equipment.

In volumetric type infusion pumps, the liquid to be transfused in volume per unit time is controlled by the operator, by means of flow rate programming, except in the case of syringe pumps. Infusion pumps of flujometric origin or drop by drop the flow rate is also controlled by the operator, however, the control of the transfused volume is performed by counting drops per unit of time by an electronic sensor.

Uses of an infusion pump

An infusion pump is used for its ability to deliver drugs and solutions at high pressures that cannot be achieved with other equipment operated manually or severely dependent, such as during the administration of intra-arterial drugs, or very fast flows of solutions during resuscitation (200-1000 ml/h).

An infusion pump is used when it is vitally important to give the patient a specific amount of a medicine at a certain rate or for a specified amount of time. There are many clinical situations where infusion pumps have been shown to be much more efficient than traditional drug delivery methods. Intravenous inotropes, parenteral and enteral feeding solutions, chemotherapy, epidural analgesics, subcutaneous insulin administration and self-transfusion are very useful in the application.

Benefits of using infusion pumps

  • They allow for greater accuracy in drip rate than gravity systems via a flow-regulating clamp.
  • They save nursing staff time, as with the use of pumps it is not necessary to be regulating the flow of the drip.
  • They allow all kinds of solutions, blood and its derivatives, drugs and parenteral and enteral infusions to be administered. Adaptable to the needs of the patient, some of them are portable.

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  • Type of drip pumping.
  • Large LCD display, with backlight, suitable for working in various ambient light conditions.
  • Disposable intravenous equipment of any brand is suitable for this pump
  • Three working modes: rate/volume/time mode
  • Purge, KVO function
  • The heating function is optional, suitable for infusing in winter or if there is a requirement for the temperature of the drug.
  • The central monitoring system is optional, the infusion status of each pump is displayed in real time at the central station via wireless transmission.
  • Simple and convenient in operation, intuitive presence of working state.
  • Audible and Visible Alarms
  • Alarm: Full infusion, vacuum, faulty signal, malfunction, occlusion, door open, air bubble, low battery, setup error, AC power off, idle.

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