Anyone Use Hospira "gemstar" Infusion Pumps.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:09 PM
We are currently trialling the Hospira"Gemstar" mini infusion pumps and I was wondering if anyone else out there uses them in rotor wing transport? We were using the Baxter syringe pumps but these are getting harder to repair. We are looking to see if there are any specific problems we should watch out for. So far so good, but we don't want to go with them and end up with a bigger problem! Any input would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:00 PM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:13 PM
Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:59 PM
If you pull the pump set out before you turn it off it will alarm and not let you turn it off. Keep a used caste on your stethoscope (cut one out of the syringe set and put the one end of the tubing into the leuer port to create a ring) and when you forget in the heat of the moment you don't have to go trash diving for the old caste..
This is the best bit of information. I think we are connected. We use them and they do take a bit of abuse.
Spare batteries are a must (I have two die on me today) just keep them in the bad with the pumps or tubing.
I always seem to have trouble priming the full sets from an IV bag but the prime function works great just takes a minute or two. Make sure you get all the air out of the IV bag the air sensory can be very sensitive.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 11:59 PM
I was suprised when I saw that you had not posted on this one.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:24 PM