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Top Smart IV Pump Brands – An Infusion Pump Overview

Top Smart IV Pump Brands – An Infusion Pump Overview

By Dani Vaughan

With a wide variety of infusion pumps available on the market today, we have compiled a list of some of the top smart IV pump brands to showcase some of their features and specifications.

Infusion pumps are vital to providing the best patient care in hospitals. These smart IV pumps are able to deliver medications and fluids to patients at a set rate programmed by nurses/clinical staff. This method of administration to patients allows for the exact volume of medication to be carefully monitored and controlled to guarantee patient safety.

We created a video showcasing 4 of the popular infusion systems.
Check out the video below:

When choosing the infusion system that you want to use in your hospital or simulation lab, there are a few questions to consider:

1. What types of patients will you be treating?

2. Will your patients need to be transported?

3. Does your hospital already have an infusion system in place?

4. What safety features are built into the pump?

5. Are you looking for new or refurbished equipment?

Choosing the right smart IV pump for your facility is important. Med One offers a large variety of infusion pumps for the needs of any hospital or clinic. While we may have only listed 4 options listed below, there are many to choose from.

Here are some of top thing to know for each of the highlighted infusion pumps.

Alaris 8100

  • Part of the Alaris System by BD
  • Modular system that is customizable for any care setting.
  • Must have the 8015 PCU (Point of Care Unit), also called the brain of the unit. Up to 4 modules can be attached to the PCU.
  • The 8100 is also called the LVP or large volume pump module
  • Guardrails Safety Software

Baxter Sigma Spectrum

  • Small and lightweight and makes it easily transportable
  • Easy to program
  • Long battery life

Hospira Plum A+

  • Large Screen
  • Budget friendly pump for schools and hospitals
  • Can mount to an IV pole

B Braun Infusomat

  • Multiple pumps can be vertically stacked
  • Unique non-numeric Keypad
  • Extensive Drug Library

If you have any questions about the equipment or other infusion pumps on the market leave us a comment on the video or email

Please Note: This video is not an all-inclusive list of infusion pumps or IV pump brands used in hospital settings. BD, Baxter, ICU Medical (Hospira), and others make updates, changes, and sometimes alter the names of the infusion systems that are on the market, please refer to each manufacturer's website for the most up to date information.