Pressure infusor bag
scope and use of pressure infusor bag from zefon, (Anaecon India healthcare pvt. ltd)
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pressure infusor bag
By Sarthak JainGeneral Manager – SalesAnaecon India HealthcarePvt.Ltd
DEFINITIONA pressure infusor is a specially designed cuff and bladder device used to pressurize sterile parenteral fluids (not through the alimentary canal, but rather by injection through some other route, as subcutaneous, intramuscular, etc.) to provide for rapid infusion into patients suffering from hypovolemia(diminished volume of circulating blood in the body) and its complications. Generally, parenteral fluids come packaged in flexible bags in either a 500cc or 1000cc size.
OPERATIONThe pressure infusor was originally designed to speed the infusion time required to deliver blood. Gravity‐fed blood can typically take up to an hour for delivery to the patient. With the use of the pressure infusor, the blood can be infused in seconds.The IV bag is inserted into the cuff of the pressure infusor; then the bladder is inflated putting pressure on the contents of the IV bag. A valve is used to control the airflow through the bladder. The pressure causes the fluid to be infused more quickly into the patient. Infusion cuffs are inflated with a hand pump similar to that of a blood pressure cuff apparatus. The cuff should be pressurized to 300 mmHg.
MARKET TRENDSThe pressure infusor has also become a necessary component of invasive pressure monitoring procedures. Intra‐arterial pressure monitoring and Swan‐Ganz catheterization monitoring both require the use of a pressurized plumbing system to retard the retrograde flow of blood and to keep the indwelling catheter patent. The infusor is used to pressurize a bag of heparinized saline to a pressure greater than the patient’s highest systolic blood pressure. Typically 300mmHg is used. The pressurized solution prevents retrograde blood flow into the catheter and plumbing; the heparin prevents blood clotting on the catheter tip. The system is activated by a flush valve which regulates the flow of solution into the patient at usually 3cc/ hour. The flush valve also allows for rapid flushing when needed.
OUR USP• Unique pressure gauge is easy to read and durable.• Convenient IV pole loop hanger is sturdy and easy forpersonnel to hang onto IV poles regardless of height.IV fluid bag hook is durable and designed to fit all standardbags snugly.• Durable Construction - will not rip or tear.• Clear sleeve around bag provides a visible window to seewhat fluids are being pressurized.• Palm fitted, efficient hand bulb makes inflation easy.• Choice of stopcock valve or bulb thumbwheel valve.
Two major clinical applications for pressure infusors are:• Rapid infusion of blood, blood products, blood expanders, and IV solutions.• Invasive pressure monitoring proceduresApplications:• Pre-Op & Post-Op Care• Labor & Delivery• Intensive Care• Emergency/Trauma Department• Surgery• Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory