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BD Alaris IV Infusion System Skills Checklist #DAHS-NSCBD18-ALARIS
New hire: prior to end of unit orientation period: / / .
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Alaris™ Syringe module (Continued)
− Clamping the tubing after priming to prevent uncontrolled flow.
− Loading and unloading a syringe into the Alaris Syringe module.
− Correct selection of syringe manufacturer and size.
− Recommend measures to help reduce start-up delays. (Infant and Child Only)
Demonstrate Basic Programming Without Guardrails™ Safety Software
− Programming of a Basic Infusion. Verbalize safety concerns when this mode is used.
Demonstrate and Verbalize Measures to help Reduce Start-Up Delays (Infant and Child Only)
− Use the smallest syringe size possible (e.g., if infusing 2.3 mL of fluid, use a 3 mL syringe).
− Use compatible components which have the smallest internal volume or “dead space”.
− Ensure the device is as close to level of the patient’s heart as possible. Patient’s heart should be in line with
[CHANNEL SELECT] key.
− Use the [PRIME SET WITH SYRINGE] channel option on the Alaris™ Syringe module to speed up the
engagement of the device’s mechanical components and decrease the syringe’s internal friction.
− If utilizing a pre-run infusion practice (to allow for medication equilibration prior to connection
the distal end of the administration set is level with or higher than the device.
− Avoid use of manifolds with ports containing high pressure valves. These valves require at least 50-200 mmHg
pressure to open and allow fluid flow. These high-pressure valves may cause a significant delay in therapy
followed by a sudden bolus once the value is opened, particularly at low infusion rates.
− Note: These recommendations are especially important when infusing high-risk or life- sustaining
medications at low infusion rates (for example, <5mL/h and especially at flow rates <0.5mL/h).
Demonstrate PCA Module Setup
− The patient’s heart level should be in line with [CHANNEL SELECT] key.
− System Start Up and Security key lock feature.
• Use of the security key or security code when installing a new syringe or changing the syringe.
− Priming the set using the “Prime Set with Syringe” feature
• Prime set prior to attaching to patient.
• The tubing should be clamped to prevent inadvertent or uncontrolled flow with a primed administration set.
− Loading the syringe into the Alaris™ PCA module
• Hold the installed syringe plunger to prevent accidental push on the plunger when lowering the drive head.
• Clamp off fluid flow to the patient before loading and unloading a syringe.
• Check that the installed syringe matches the manufacturer and size displayed on the pump.
Demonstrate Programming the Alaris™ PCA module
− Programing the following
• PCA dose + Continuous dose infusion