Did you know the Springfusor has a 50/60ml model? The larger volume allows delivery of a number of antibiotics. A quick check of the latest edition of The Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (SHPA) showed around 20 antibiotics suitable for delivery in 50mls. By reducing the volume of the diluent, you are reducing the risk of fluid overload. This is particularly relevant in patients with Renal or Cardiac co-morbidities. Another benefit of using the Springfusor is that patients are not tethered to a large infusion pump and IV pole, allowing mobilisation, which facilitates the potential for admission avoidance and early discharge. For more information on the Springfusor 50/60ml visit our product page or call Customer Service on 1800 319 419.
With HITH services becoming a mainstay of current medical therapy, there is likely to be a rise in the use of these services due to economic pressures and patient demographics. In her 2016 article “Optimising patient safety when using elastomeric pumps to administer outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy” Gemma Oliver found the Accufuser to be safe and easy to use. 100% of the nurses involved in the study found the Accufuser to be clinically acceptable. The evaluation showed the Accufuser to be a safe, cost-effective strategy for OPAT treatment, well accepted by both staff and patients. Please see the abstract here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27792443. For further information on the Accufuser visit our product page or call Customer Service on 1800 319 419.
LTR Medical has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with Woo Young Medical to distribute their new generation of elastomeric infusion technologies into the Australian market. Woo Young Medical are one of the global leaders in ambulatory infusion technology, based in Korea. Pictured here are Lee Rodne, CEO of LTR Medical and Brian Cha, COO/President of Woo Young Medical. The Accufuser range has several unique key technical features and clinical benefits that set it apart from the generic elastomeric pumps. It allows patients to receive their chemotherapy, antibiotics or pain medication either at home or in hospital, and to mobilise without being tied to an electronic infusion pump. The Accufuser range includes continuous flow pumps, selectable rate continuous flow pumps and PCA pumps with either a fixed or selectable basal rate. The range is available in 60ml, 100ml, 200ml, 300ml and 600ml. For more information, visit our product page or call [...]
A recent webinar by the Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) titled “Designing Reliable Practices for IV Push Medication Use: A Focus on Safe Administration” found that giving IV medications too fast is the most common type of IV drug error, with a wide variety in rates of administration. Take the risk out of the equation by using the Springfusor to deliver IV push medications. For the webinar notes click here. For more information on the Springfusor visit the product page.
The V-Set is a unique multi-lumen connector used to ensure the accuracy in the delivery of infusions and injections with no mixing of medications in the lines as they are independent from port to entry at cannula with no common space. This reduces the risk of drug interactions and adverse events, providing enhanced quality assurance and safety in the delivery of critical medications. In their article “Guidelines for the safe practice of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), Nimmo et al recommend that during the delivery of TIVA, drug and fluid lines should join as close to the patient as possible to minimise dead space. Read the full article here. For more information visit our product page.