Alaris offers top of the line medical equipment, specializing in high-quality
infusion pumps and monitoring modules. Two of their most popular models are the Alaris 8015 and the 8100.
8015 PC Point-of-Care Unit is the central core of the BD/CareFusion Alaris System. It has an
easy-to-use interface so medical professionals can program the various infusion and monitoring
modules and reduce complexity at the point of care. The Alaris 8015 is intended for adult,
pediatric, and neonatal care.
8100 provides the highest level of patient care by being a light weight, large volume
pumping module that can be easily attached to poles and used in various clinical settings. Designed
for the delivery of fluids, medications, blood, and blood products. The Alaris 8100 can be updated
wirelessly to have the latest drug and IV parameters and other important safety enhancements. The
8100 includes dose rate calculations and other advanced features.
Alaris Infusion Pump Components
Browse our selection of BD syringe pumps below to ensure your system is built out with all
the proper units. We also offer BD Alaris pump infusion sets for purchase. Click the link below for our full
inventory of tubing sets.
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Alaris System FAQ'S
How is Alaris different from other smart pumps?
The Alaris System is different in that it is a modular smart pump system that has the capability
of being a single, double, triple or quad pump. It is also different in that it is the ONLY
infusion system that can deliver multiple modalities of IV medications on a single platform. The
modules are Large Volume, PCA, End Tidal C02 and Syringe.
The Alaris pump is a system that can infuse up to four modules and can deliver multiple
modalities on a single platform. (large volume, PCA, syringe and End Tidal C02).
What are the different types of Alaris pumps?
PCA (patient controlled analgesia), Large Volume Pump (IV
bags), End Tidal C02 module (monitor patients respiratory and C02 levels and
integrates with PCA module and alarms when patient respiratory rate falls below hospital
settings). Syringe Pump (typically seen in anesthesia and NICUs for syringe
A module is the actual pump, whether it is Large Volume, PCA, End Tidal C02, or Syringe. It is
just another terminology used to describe the system. Modules have no cords or batteries so it
isn’t necessary to charge them or have to have them plugged in. However a module must be
connected to an Alaris PCU to function.
How many modules can be connected to the PCU?
Up to 4 of any type in any combination at any time.
PCU is the Point of Care Unit which is also referred to as “the brain”. The PCU is where the data
is entered and displayed. It is what holds the drug library. The PCU is also where you find the
wireless card, battery, power cord and pole clamp. It has ICI connectors on each side so the
modules can connect to it (large volume pump, pca, syringe and EtCO2). At least one module must
be attached to the PCU for the system to function.
Guardrails is medication safety and continuous quality improvement (CQI) software designed
specifically for use with the Alaris System equipment. Guardrails is designed for hospitals to
help reduce harmful IV medication errors, improve the overall quality of patient care, track and
measure system performance and helps increase compliance with national safety standards.
When a hospital acquires Alaris System equipment and Guardrails licenses, they first create their
own custom drug library and the guidelines for the ranges of acceptable limits for each drug per
care area (ICU, CCU, NICU, etc). They also determine if the clinician can program delivery at
ranges outside the established guidelines. If yes, this is considered a soft limit and
programming can continue. If no, this is considered a hard limit and programming rate is not
accepted and clinician must begin programming again within the accepted limits. The Guardrail
also contains a reporting feature that records when limits have been exceeded.
Where are the Alaris pump modules most commonly used?
Acute care hospitals, including the ICU, Med Surg, ER, OR/Anesthesia, Labor and Delivery,
Pediatrics, NICU, and any other areas where a patient would need an IV such as a cath lab,
outpatient chemo clinic, etc.
Pumps are also used by EMS transport companies, clinics, infusion centers, research and clinical
trials, and nursing schools (for simulation and training).
Can Alaris pumps administer blood?