The June 15 Webinar Wednesday presentation “Infusion Pump Testing” was sponsored by BC Group. It was eligible for 1 credit from the ACI.
Lucio Simoni, engineering manager at BC Group International, discussed infusion pump testing utilizing the BC Biomedical 4 channel IPA-3400. The IPA-3400 is a high accuracy, easy-to-use system that incorporates full touch screen control of all processes without the use of old-fashioned buttons and knobs. This new cutting edge, patented design uses a dual syringe stepper motor driven system that provides continuous monitoring of the fluid flow without the need to stop and perform intermittent drains like older technologies do. This provides a more realistic flow path for the infusion device under test and therefore more accurate readings.
Attendees gathered additional knowledge during a question-and-answer session. The Q&A session is available for on-demand viewing along with the entire webinar at WebinarWednesday.live.
One attendee asked about simulations.
Simoni answered, “We actually do try to simulate as close as possible. For instance, we have a user selectable back pressure setting, which simulates the pressure in a patient’s veins, and would push back against a diffusion pump. It has to overcome, and the way we see back pressure, we don’t actually begin measuring until pressure exceeds that setting. So, we tried to make it as realistic as possible.”
The webinar was popular with 97 attendees for the live presentation. Attendees shared feedback via a survey that included the question, “What are the biggest challenges facing you with your work?”
“Workload/time management,” Director Capital Equipment Services Scott Tarter said.
“Regulations: too many manufacturer training certificates and too many pieces of expensive test equipment are required,” said András Levente Kacsó, BMET.
Several attendees said availability of parts or time constraints for PMs are among the biggest challenges they face.
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