Which is an infusion pump in nursing?

Infusion pumps are artificial energy devices capable of providing a positive influence of liquid to infuse in patients, providing greater accuracy and safety of drugs than traditional methods of flow control (controllers), thus avoiding bacterial agents and in turn decreasing the percentage of human errors.

On the other hand, health personnel who use these medical devices are responsible for giving good use, care and timely reporting in the presence of malfunctions or accidents that occur during their use, since it depends on the optimization of resources and the prevention of adverse events.

General Rules for the Handling of Infusion Pumps

For the control or management of these devices, guidelines and responsibilities are applied for nursing staff, in order to help maintain safety barriers in functionality and optimization to provide timely care and with the lowest possible risks to the patient who requires it. The guidelines are as follows:

  • Keep equipment connected to electrical currentย 
  • Clean the equipment using a towel with detergent and go through the outside with alcohol at 70ย 
  • Place on secure support
  • Handle it with care and dedicationย 
  • Monitor the proper condition, assembly and operation of cables, serum bags, administration sets and syringes
  • Perform the functional and calibration start-up controls
  • Controls settings for controls and alarmsย 
  • Check that the correct infusion rate has been indicated.

Recommendations for Use of Infusion Pumps in the Nursing Area

In addition, the performance of health personnel, through appropriate practices for better pump control to ensure complete and timely performance, should follow the following safety policies:ย 

  • Staff shall maintain ethical and responsible conduct for the health of the patient.ย 
  • In rooms or units where isolated patients are located, the necessary steps must be taken to enter the room or, failing that, the nurse assigned to the patient will be asked to report and confirm the total number of pumps used by the patient, the internal control number and the number.
  • It is the responsibility of the heads or service providers and supervisors to have information on the existence and use of infusion pumps in order to verify that the correct processes for their handling and control are carried out, as well as to follow those that were provided to other services or that were taken for repair or maintenance.
  • Perform good practices to prevent infections through medical equipment. The infusion pump is part of the patient’s immediate environment, so it is a daily duty to clean and disinfect the external surfaces of the device to protect the patient as well as staff from the risks of contamination.

Kalstein brand Infusion Pumps

Our infusion pump, has 4.3 inch color LCD display, with backlight, suitable for working in various ambient light conditions, infusion monitoring system (optional), the status of each pump is displayed in real time at the central station through wireless transmission. Displays the time, battery, infusion status, mode, speed, target volume, accumulated volume, target volume, sound volume, pressure, department, bed number I/V equipment, drug temperature, LCD display, with backlight, suitable for working in various ambient light conditions, three working modes: rate/volume/time mode, purge, KVO function. There are many clinical situations where infusion pumps have proven to be much more efficient than traditional drug delivery methods and we have all the requirements for maximum medical care.

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