Alaris® System with Guardrails® Suite MX Training

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Alaris® PC point-of-care unit
The core of the Alaris® System. Enables infusion programming and monitoring on up to four attached channels.
All Mode
When ALL is selected as the volume to be infused (VTBI), the entire contents of the syringe will be delivered.
Anesthesia Mode
Allows the anesthesiologist to access additional drugs, in each profile, that are appropriate to anesthesiology. Permanent pause is one of its key features.
Auto Pressure
When enabled and a pressure sensing disc is in use, the Auto Pressure option is displayed in the Pressure Limit screen. Auto Pressure automatically sets the alarm limit for a shorter time to alarm.
Auto-Restart minimizes patient-side occlusion alarms caused by momentary kinking of tubing, IV pushes, etc.
Back-Off is only available when the administration set in use has a pressure sensing disc. When enabled, the motor reverses plunger movement during an occlusion until the pressure returns to preocclusion levels, automatically reducing bolus flow.
Battery Run Time Display
The Battery Run Time Display appears on the Main Display prompt bar. If enabled, this feature provides a visual display of the estimated remaining battery run time under the current operating conditions, when operating on battery.
Bolus Dose
A Bolus Dose can be programmed using either the Guardrails® drug library or the drug calculation feature. It may be programmed prior to or during a continuous infusion, or without a continuous infusion following the bolus.
Channel Labels
Channel labels provide a hospital-defined list of labels displayed in the Channel Message Display and identifying the channel with the catheter location or other helpful information.
Delay Options
The Delay Options feature allows the system to be programmed to delay the start of an infusion a) for up to 120 minutes or b) for a specific time up to 23 hours 59 minutes. A callback for a programmed delay can be scheduled to give an alert Before an infusion is to be initiated, After an infusion is completed, Before and After an infusion, or no (None) alert.
Dose Checking
Always Dose Checking option causes a soft Guardrails® alert to occur each time a limit is exceeded. Drug label in Message Display provides an indicator that dose is beyond current soft limit.

Smart Dose Checking option causes an initial soft alert to occur when a limit is exceeded. Subsequent programming beyond the limit will not receive an alert. Drug label in Message Display provides an indicator that dose is beyond current soft limit.
Fast Start
When Fast Start is enabled and an administration set having a pressure sensing disc is used, the instrument runs at an increased rate when an infusion is first started, taking-up any slack in the drive mechanism.
Guardrails® drug library
When Profiles feature is enabled, it provides a hospital-defined list of drugs and concentrations appropriate for use in as many as 15 profiles. Drug Library use automates programming steps, including drug name, drug amount and diluent volume, and activates hospital-established best-practice limits.
Guardrails® limit
A programming limit or best-practice guideline determined by hospital/health system and entered into system’s data set. Supports concentration limits for all infusions that utilize concentration. Profile-specific limits can be defined for flow rate, patient weight, body surface area (BSA), maximum and minimum continuous dose, or total dose and duration for each drug in a Drug Library. Dose and duration limits can be defined by hospital/health system as "hard" and/or "soft" limits. A hard limit is a programmed limit that cannot be overridden, except in anesthesia mode. A soft limit is a programmed limit that can be overridden.
Guardrails® Suite MX
software for the Alaris® System that is designed to help prevent programming errors.
IV Fluid Library
An optional library consisting of Guardrails® IV fluids (for example, TPN) and limits around rate of delivery.
Multidose Mode
The Multidose Mode option allows 2-24 doses to be programmed at equally spaced intervals on the same Pump or Alaris® Syringe module over a 24-hour period. This mode is designed to allow delivery of multiple, equal doses from the same container or syringe at regularly scheduled intervals.
Near End of Infusion (NEOI)
Allows an alert to be configured to sound anywhere from 1 to 60 minutes before a syringe infusion is complete. Alert will occur at configured time or when 25% of VTBI remains, whichever comes later.
Patient ID
An optional alphanumeric 16-character patient identifier can be entered and displayed.
Pole Clamp
The Alaris® PC point-of-care unit pole clamp adapts to a wide variety of surfaces, to provide versatility. The pole clamp features include an ergonomically designed knob.
Pressure Sensing Disc
When installed in the Alaris® Syringe module, pressure sensing disc significantly improves instrument’s pressure sensing capabilities for a faster occlusion detection time, and makes following features available: Auto Pressure, Back-Off, Customizable Pressure Alarm Settings, Fast Start, and Pressure Tracking.
Pressure Tracking
The dynamic current pressure display is only available when an administration set with a pressure sensing disc is inserted in the Alaris® Syringe module.
Allows a unique set of system options to be configured to optimize system function for a specific hospital area or patient type.
Allows a limited volume of fluid to be delivered in order to prime administration set prior to being connected to a patient or after changing a syringe. When priming, a single continuous press of PRIME soft key delivers up to 2 mL of priming fluid.
Rapid Bolus
The fastest rate at which bolus dose should be delivered, as defined by facility’s clinical best-practice guidelines.
To simplify programming, Restore can be used to recall previous rate and volume settings for the same patient. This option is only available if patient is not new and system is powered up within 8 hours of last usage.
Tamper Resist
A feature that provides a quick one-touch lockout of the front panel keypad.
An optional hospital-defined therapy or clinical indication for delivery of that infusion. Different limits can be defined for the same medication with different therapeutic indications.