Reply To: Alaris Syringe Pump

  • Regina Winfrey

    March 11, 2015 at 7:10 am

    We do not use the Alaris Syringe pump.

    Regina Wilkes, MSN, RN
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-10-2015 12:51 PM
    From: Kimberly Duback
    Subject: Alaris Syringe Pump

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .

    Does anyone use the Alaris Syringe Pump?


    If so, how does your institution deal with the ‘mechanical slack’ (time it takes for the machine to engage with the syringe and actually begin medication administration) on the pumps, especially with continuous infusions or drips?  Do you have a second pump that you run for a period of time to ensure that the medication is flowing through before the medication is switched?  If so, for how long do you run the second pump.  If not, do you just switch out the old syringe for a new syringe when the syringe of continuous medication is completed?

    Also, does any of your institution have transport teams that utilize the Alaris Syringe Pump?  What has been their setup to ensure that there is room for the machine?  


    Thank you!


    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advocate Children’s Hospital                                                                

    Oak Lawn, IL