CME BodyGuard 121 Infusion Pump – The Solution for EMS and Air Transport
By Dani Vaughan
When searching for an infusion pump that will be used when transporting patients, there are a few questions to ask yourself:
1. How many channels do I need on my pump?
2. Do I want a smart pump?
3. Should my pump be certified for air transport?
4. Is tubing readily available from the manufacturer?
The CME BodyGuard 121 Infusion Pump is no longer cleared for use in the United States and has been removed from the market.
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The CME BodyGuard 121 pump has become an increasingly popular option for EMS and air transport due to its small size, air transport certification, multi-channel functions, and built in safety features.
In addition to the built-in features of the pump, the tubing for the Bodyguard 121 is proprietary and readily available from the manufacturer. With recent scarce availability of IV tubing for other infusion pump systems, making the switch to the CME Bodyguard 121 means having tubing that is accessible now to stock your inventory.
Recently Med One’s Clinical Nurse Educator helped create a training video on how to operate the pump, load and prime the tubing, and program an infusion on both channels. She also performed an overview of the features and functionality of the essential buttons and unique displays found on the pump. Common alarms, alerts, and solutions to each error are also simulated in the video, making it easy for you to understand everything about operating the BodyGuard Pump.
Key Features of the CME Bodybuard 121 Pump:
- Lightweight unit (less than 2lbs)
- Custom drug library
- Smart pump technology
- Two programmable infusion channels
- Wide range of flow rates for treatment flexibility
- Cradle w/rechargeable battery or AC power (use up to 8 hours on single charge depending on infusion rates)
- Adjustable clamp on the cradle that can be attached to an IV pole or rails inside an ambulance, helicopter or airplane
Below is the CME BodyGuard 121 Pump training video from Med One. It teaches the basics of setting up and operating the BodyGuard IV Pump. If you have any questions, leave a comment on the video or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org