Differences between an infusion pump and a syringe pump

Infusion pumps and syringe pumps are medical equipment that allows drugs or solutions to be delivered to the patient’s body in controlled quantities and accurately. They are used when it is key to give the patient a specific amount of a drug or solution at a certain rate or for a specific amount of time.

Through the use of infusion pumps, a wide variety of chemical compounds, from nutrients or medications, such as insulin or other hormones, chemotherapy drugs, painkillers, epidural painkillers, among others, can be administered to the patient much more easily.

What is an infusion pump? How do these computers work?

An infusion pump is a medical equipment, considered a system that allows to administer drugs and solutions directly to the patient’s blood, allowing to supply volumes of drugs at precise speeds and even at automatic intervals when previously scheduled, quality that allows to provide greater supervision during parenteral administration of drugs and solutions.

They are used to administer drugs and solutions at high pressures that could not be achieved with other equipment operated manually or dependent on severity, such as during the administration of intra-arterial drugs, or very fast flows of solutions during resuscitation (200-1000 ml/h). And its functioning is based on the application of this pressure to drive in this way the fluids from the outside medium to the circulatory torrent of the patient, being its main objective the parenteral administration (intravenous) or enteral (via nasogastric), in a safe, reliable and automated way. She brings a built-in program that allows you to program the volume that you want to infuse and issue an alarm as soon as you reach this volume, and if the drug or substance is not finished.

What is a syringe pump? How does this computer work?

Syringe pumps are equipment used to administer intravenous fluids, such as regional anesthesia, antiarrhythmic drugs, chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, among others. These devices guarantee the delivery of volumes with a high degree of accuracy and a constant flow for small volumes (60 ml) of drugs or powerful drugs, and which are commonly delivered with flow adjustments from 0.5 to 10 ml/hour.

A syringe pump works as follows: they expel the liquid from the syringe when the syringe or cylinder plunger advances at a set rate. Generally an engine pulls a screw or gear mechanism. The speed of the engine varies depending on the flow rate being set and the size of the syringe. In most models, empty syringes must be removed or replaced manually, and some models may even attach two syringes, to allow continuous delivery when one of the syringes has been completely emptied, or to provide two simultaneous infusions.

What do we offer you in Kalstein?

Kalstein is a company MANUFACTURER of medical and laboratory equipment of the highest quality and that have the most advanced technology at the best prices in the market, so we guarantee you a safe and effective purchase, knowing that you have the service of a solid company and committed to health. This time we present our Infusion Pump YR05164. This new equipment has the following characteristics:

  • Type of drip pumping.
  • Large LCD display, with backlight, suitable for working in various ambient light conditions.
  • Disposable intravenous equipment of any brand is suitable for this pump
  • Three working modes: rate/volume/time mode
  • Purge, KVO function
  • The heating function is optional, suitable for infusing in winter or if there is a requirement for the temperature of the drug.
  • The central monitoring system is optional, the infusion status of each pump is displayed in real time at the central station via wireless transmission.
  • Simple and convenient in operation, intuitive presence of working state.
  • Audible and Visible Alarms
  • Alarm: Full infusion, vacuum, faulty signal, malfunction, occlusion, open door, air bubble, low battery, setup error, AC power off, idle.

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