Carefusion Alaris BD 8120 PCA Pump Module Features The Alaris® PCA module is a syringe-based PCA infusion device that provides quick access to total dose history and monitors trending data giving you additional tools to analyze and address a patient’s response to pain therapy Use this module to customize the Alaris 8000 or 8015 PC Unit Infusion Pumps Reduced respiratory failure Decreased adverse drug events Monitoring for all at-risk patients Carefusion Alaris BD 8120 PCA Pump Module Specifications Reduced respiratory failure The PCA infusion pauses if the patient's respiratory parameter falls below hospital-defined EtCO2 or SpO2 limits. Decreased adverse drug events Guardrails™ MX drugs error reduction software helps reduce adverse drug events. Monitoring for all at-risk patients The module follows industry best practice recommendations for continuous EtCO2 and SpO2 monitoring.
General Information About IV Therapy IV Therapy IV therapy is used to deliver by infusion, fluids, medication, or nutrients to patients. There are two main types of administration of infusion, volumetric and syringe/PCA. IV Therapy-Volumetric These pumps are used when the accuracy of fluid volume to be infused is critical such as in the case of medications used for infusion of drugs for circulatory support. Volumetric pumps deliver a given volume of fluid per unit time measured in mL/hour. Volumetric pumps can be single or multi channel. Both types allow for the administration of more than one fluid at a time. Single channel employs a piggyback method while multi-channel uses separate tubing set up for the administration of multiple medications or fluids IV Therapy-Syringe Syringe pumps are used to administer small volumes of fluids or medications. (1 mL to 60 mL syringe) Syringe pumps are an effective way to deliver medication with precision while reducing the chance of human error if the medication were to be administered by a member of the medical staff* (of course human error can occur when inputting data or choosing dose rate over time) Like volumetric pumps, syringe pumps can be programmed to deliver the medication over a predetermined time