410 Medical, a company out of Durham, North Carolina, is releasing in the U.S. its LifeFlow Rapid Infuser for treating patients afflicted by sepsis or shock. The device can help infuse 500 milliliters of crystalloid fluid into a patient within two and a half minutes, including in both adults and children, and an entire liter can be delivered within five minutes.
The FDA cleared device has so far been tested at the WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina. “I had a chance to use LifeFlow today to treat a critically ill two-year-old. The child presented lethargic, with high temperature and heart rate; basically, compensated shock,” in a statement said Scott Connelly, MD, FAAP, of Wake Emergency Physicians, who practices at WakeMed. “The heart rate dropped into the normal range in front of my eyes as the nurse pushed two fluid boluses within minutes. It was amazing. I have never seen that dramatic a reduction in heart rate with fluid boluses.”
The LifeFlow is hand-powered and can be prepped to begin fluid delivery within two minutes. As the clinician squeezes the trigger, 10 milliliters of fluid is pumped into the IV catheter. Releasing the trigger preps the device for the next squeeze. Changes in resistance to fluid flow is immediately felt through the handle, helping to control the rate of delivery. The top of the device is transparent so that the contents of the syringe and the quantity can be clearly seen.
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