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FAQ: Alaris Pump Modules

Alaris Pump Modules

IV pumps are a critical part of all hospitals, medical facilities, and even outpatient care. This is because intravenous therapy is the fastest way to deliver fluids or medications into the body. The bioavailability absorption is 100%, so the patient will experience maximum benefits from the substance being transmitted. Of IV modules, Alaris Pump technologies have become particularly popular. This guide will answer some of the most common questions concerning these pumps.

What are Alaris Pumps?

These pumps are primarily used in hospitals and healthcare clinics for large-volume infusions. They are compatible for intravenous, subcutaneous, intra-arterial, epidural, and other types of transmission. Alaris designed the pumps to deliver medications, fluids, and blood products.

What are some of the key features of Alaris modules?

Alaris modules allow for free-flow protection and set the maximum flow rate at 999 mL/hr. The minimum flow rate is 0.1 mL/hr. These flow rates can be carefully programmed, users have a selection of two pressure modes.

Can these modules support secondary infusion?

The pump can support secondary infusion, and the manufacturer outlines a specific method for doing so. By following these instructions closely you can hang the secondary fluid container at the proper height, set the clamps correctly, and select primary settings for a successful transfusion.

What configurations are available for an Alaris pump?

Alaris provides several possible configurations for their pump technologies. According to company resources, these include:

  • Accumulated Air-in-Line
  • Air-in-Line
  • Auto-restart Attempts
  • KVO Rate Adjust
  • Max Occlusion Pressure
  • Maximum Rate
  • And more

These settings give users the flexibility to calibrate the machine to the patient's specific medical needs.

Intravenous Therapy
Intravenous therapy is considered the fastest way to deliver any kind of fluid or medication to the body, yielding a bioavailablility absorption of

100%

What are the cleaning best practices for this pump?

Be sure to review the Alaris pump product guidelines closely, as there are many precautions you should take before cleaning the instrument, including unplugging all elements and not spraying fluids directly onto the module. Rather, you should unplug the pump and clean it with a soft cloth dampened with a mixture of water and gentle cleanser. Then rinse with a damp cloth of just water.

Alaris infusion pumps are high quality, modern pumps that are compatible with a variety of processes. If you have more questions about this equipment, please contact Med One Group today.