Smiths Medical, a UK based company, has announced that its Medfusion™ 3500 pump has landed the company a hefty contract with Mass General: $3 million and the prestige of being used at the hospital known throughout Massachusetts.
The pump, according to the company, is full of safety features and comes preloaded with a drug library of more than 4,000 meds, over 100 dosing units and “safety dose limits on all infusion parameters to help reduce medication errors that may otherwise occur.”
A comprehensive array of pressure-related safety features, including rapid alarm response time and pressure trend displays, is also fully integrated. Add its ergonomic features and flexible communication modes, and the result is clear.
The breakthrough rapid occlusion detection technology with FlowSentry™ offers a comprehensive array of pressure-related safety features. This includes our rapid alarm response time (less than five minutes at 1.0 ml/hr with a 60cc syringe) and reduced false alarms. An enhanced graphic display of pressure trend allows earlier opportunities for clinical intervention and a post-occlusion bolus reduction feature decreases post-occlusion bolus to less than 0.3 ml. All this without the use of expensive dedicated disposable sets.
A horizontal design protects the entire syringe barrel and allows effortless, single-handed loading of all syringe sizes. The large, bright screen with adjustable backlighting complements an intuitive hardware interface.
The Medfusion™ 3500 Syringe Pump imports and exports data as an integrated part of any patient data management system. An improved communication accessory will allow the pump to communicate in any of a number of modes including bar code, ethernet, RS232 and wireless. These protocols may be adapted and customized to interface with your bedside environment.
The question for our readers: identify the medication in the syringe in the picture above (anesthesiologists are prohibited from participation).
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