syringe pump – types and uses

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syringe pump

A syringe pump, also known as a syringe driver, is an infusion pump that helps deliver an accurate amount of fluids, whether nutrients or medications, into the patient’s body in a controlled manner. They are not just used in medical settings such as a clinic, nursing home, or hospital, but also during research studies.

A syringe pump is a motor-driven device that has inbuilt software to program the rate and duration of the fluid. A syringe infusion pump has a step motor that pushes the syringe plunger that ejects the fluids through the needle into the patient’s body.

Depending on the requirements, a syringe pump machine may either be designed to be stationary and set up at the patient’s bedside or may be portable/ wearable. They also have a fluid withdrawal capacity and can also accommodate multiple syringes depending on the application.

what are the advantages and disadvantages of using a syringe pump?

Here are some benefits and drawbacks of using a syringe pump:

Benefits:

  1. By allowing the medical practitioner to set a target pressure and control, they help maintain a constant flow of fluids without any fluctuations. This has a huge impact on the patient’s recovery and disease management.
  2. Syringe pumps are high-precision devices that can help deliver even the smallest volumetric flows down to pico-litres.
  3. Syringe pumps can be connected to a computer to program them for higher accuracy and minimal errors and for recording the infusion history.
  4. They can be used to deliver fluids with a higher viscosity.
  5. These devices have an in-built heater that allows temperature control.

Drawbacks:

  1. In the event of a software failure, the syringe pump may fail to deliver the accurate amount of fluids.
  2. They may pose user interface issues and may not allow the readings to be recorded.
  3. Like any other electronic device, syringe pumps are also prone to electrical or mechanical failures. A fluid overload resulting from this can be life-threatening.

for whom is a syringe pump used?

Given the affordable syringe pump price, they are used in a wide variety of patients. There are some situations in which syringe pump use is vital. These include:

  1. Intravenous infusion of water, medication, or glucose.
  2. Patients who cannot take oral medications such as babies or people in palliative care or those who are immobile.
  3. They are commonly used to treat symptoms such as vomiting, pain, nausea, seizures, etc.

The economical syringe infusion pump price range allows clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals to use them for effective patient care.

which are the different types of syringe pumps and infusion pumps available at portea? 

Like all other medical equipment listed on our website, Portea offers world-quality syringe pumps too for purchase or rent. You can choose from:

1. Syringe pump- Sp-02: A Niscomed brand product, this is a highly-accurate that has a fast start function, intuitive keypad, and anti-bolus function. It comes equipped with long-lasting batteries and automatic calibration.

2. Syringe pump- KI 602: This Hemodiaz syringe pump is one of the best bets. It comes equipped with an Anti-bolus system, automatic power switching, residue reminder, and real-time shift totals.

3. Syringe Pump- Agilia Sp: This Fresenius Kabi syringe pump is a compact device for precise and controlled fluid infusion for a variety of conditions. It is programmable from 60 seconds to 24 hours and helps you log real-time data events.

conclusion

Syringe pumps are sophisticated devices that are extremely responsive and reliable and have played a great role in not just improving the patients’ health but also advancing medical research.

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