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FREEDOM60 Infusion Pump

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FREEDOM60 is a non-electric constant flow syringe infusion system that offers unsurpassed infusion quality with no need for batteries or electricity.

FREEDOM60-Details

Performance

  • Precise infusion rates and uniform flow profiles provide consistent delivery of medication
  • Fixed flow rate sets are available from F0.5 to F2400. Our sets can deliver 60ml from a few minutes to 5 days
  • Extended antibiotic admixture storage versus minibags and elastomerics

Cost & Value

  • Lowest cost infusion system - costs less than gravity for most administrations
  • Attractively priced reusable pump (4,000+ cycles) and economical tubing sets
  • Easy system to set-up and check. Simplifies filling, mixing and storage
  • Studies show the syringe pump is the most cost-effective way of delivering intravenous antibiotics
  • Syringes generally have greater stability and drug storage life, further reducing cost

Safety

  • Patented luer disc connector protects against set touch contamination and bolus flows
  • Highly accurate constant-pressure pump maintains recommended pressure at 13.5 psi
  • Clear view syringe holder makes it easy to verify flow rate and volume of drug quantity
  • Protects against free flow and overdose

Convenience

  • Single or multiple syringe dosing allows extensive range of volumes (1ml to 180ml or more!)
  • Easy to use, lightweight pump, patient just loads syringe, winds and turns pump on
  • Completely portable, no batteries or electricity required, no cumbersome IV pole needed
  • Handy travel pouch included

 

 

Feature

Benefit

FREEDOM60® Infusion Pump

Size (12'' x 4.5'' x 1.75'' -- 14oz)
  • Lightweight, portable, easy to store
Molded ABS plastic pump housing
  • Rugged, easy to clean
Travel pouch with hidden progress window, adjustable strap, and zipper compartment
  • Portable, discreet
Large handle
  • Easy to hold, easy to carry, can be hung on bed, chair, etc...
Recessed on/off switch
  • No inadvertent shut off
Large ergonomic turning knob
  • Easy to grasp, easy to turn, disengages when the pump is in the on position
Clear-view syringe shield
  • Easy to check infusion progress, prevents mishandling of syringe plunger
Spring-loaded syringe holder
  • Locks the syringe into the pump and maintains proper syringe orientation, prevents inadvertent removal during administration
4-step setup
  • Easy to operate, easy to train

Syringe

Standard 60ml capacity
  • Can be filled from 1ml to 60ml, easy to handle and purge of air
Gradated
  • Easy to verify contents, easy to verify administration time
Constructed of medical grade polypropylene
  • Greater stability and drug storage life vs. PVC bags and elastomeric containers (1), less refrigeration or freezing time required, extremely durable

 

How long will the FREEDOM60® last?

The negator motor used in the FREEDOM60® has been cycle tested 4,000 times under conditions that simulate normal use. If the pump is used 4 times a day, 7 days a week, the expected life of the pump is about 33 months. We generally figure the average use at 50 infusions per month; at this normal use, the pump theoretically should last a minimum of 6 ½ years.

How do I clean the FREEDOM60®?

Any surface disinfectant can be used to clean the FREEDOM60®, such as sodium hyperchlorite, hydrogen peroxide, or commercial solutions such as Sporicyden. Avoid the use of alcohol or alcohol containing compounds, as these tend to make ABS plastic somewhat brittle, which could eventually cause a premature failure of the pump. The clear view syringe shield is not a removable safety feature, as it is an essential part of the pump, but it may be cleaned with a bottlebrush if absolutely necessary.

Can the FREEDOM60® be used by children?

Yes. The FREEDOM60® is so safe and easy to use it can even be used by children. In fact, its very first users were children with cystic fibrosis. Because the pump is lightweight, durable, and easy to use they found it ideal. They loved the portability and were happy to be out of a hospital environment.

I only need small syringes; why should I buy the FREEDOM60® when I only want to use 20-30ml of fluid?

The FREEDOM60® was designed to be both economical and versatile to accommodate a variety of infusion needs. It safely and effectively infuses anywhere from 1ml to 60ml in a standard 60ml syringe.

What if I want to administer a larger or smaller amount of fluid than 60ml?

If a dose is larger than 60ml, you can load an additional syringe because the tubing is reusable. For smaller volumes, the FREEDOM60® will adjust to whatever amount is contained in the syringe. The syringe can be filled anywhere from a full 60ml to as little as 1ml.

Can the FREEDOM60® be used to administer Vancomycin?

Yes. Many centers are using Vancomycin up to 1.5 grams, delivering in 1:20 or 2:00 hours (45ml/hr and 30ml/hr sets, respectively) in a PICC or central line. The advantage of the FREEDOM60® is its constant pressure mechanism, so the rate will not dramatically change during an infusion. Ask for clinical studies.

Can the FREEDOM60® be used to administer Desferal?

Yes. The FREEDOM60® can deliver from 500mg to 4,000+mg in a variety of time frames.

Can the FREEDOM60® be used for multi-dose administrations?

No, not at this time. We do have a design for enabling the administration of multiple doses, but it has not yet been placed into production.

What happens if I turn the large wind-up knob during an infusion?

Nothing. The wind-up knob is disengaged while the pump is in the on position. There is no effect whatsoever by turning the knob in either direction.

What’s the big deal about FREEDOM60®’s 13.5 psi pressure?

World literature suggests that no IV pressure should ever exceed 15psi for safety of the patient. Some devices use pressures that exceed 40psi, a level unsafe for most PICC’s and certainly unsafe for veins. A controlled infusion with a steady pressure below 15psi is considered to be an effective, safe flow profile for SCIg and antibiotic IV infusions.

What rate controlled tubing flow rates are currently available?

We currently have 19 flow rates, suitable for delivering IgG and antibiotics, for a variety of time frames ranging from a few minutes to 5 days. Please call for more information.

What affects the flow rate of the FREEDOM60®?

The two main factors are the diameter of the tubing and the viscosity of the fluid. Immune Globulin, for example, will flow much slower than an antibiotic. Since temperature also affects the viscosity of fluid, when the temperature is cold, the flow slows down and when the temperature is warm, the flow rate increases. There are also some affects due to differences in syringes, but these generally tend to be relatively minor.

How do I stop the flow in the case of an emergency?

There is a slide clamp on the tubing set that will stop flow immediately. If the pump is turned off without using the slide clamp, some flow will continue until pressure from the black tab is removed by winding the knob clockwise to relieve all pressure in the syringe.

Since the flow rate is determined by the tubing set, what will happen if I put a standard bore IV set on the syringe and place it in the FREEDOM60®?

There is a patented luer disc connector on the end of our tubing required to lock into the nose of the pump for operation. Without this connector, the pump will eject the syringe and any non-standard tubing placed in it. The luer disc also serves to minimize set touch contamination when changing syringes using the same tubing set.

How does the FREEDOM60® maintain such a steady flow without the use of batteries or electricity?

The FREEDOM60® is powered by a negator motor, which is a specially designed spring similar to the ones used to drive clocks and pocket-watches. The negator motor creates a constant, safe pressure on the syringe. The user winds up the negator spring to reset the pump for each infusion.

What if the pump is dropped? Submerged? Abused?

Check to make certain there is no visible damage to the pump. Turn the pump on without the syringe and see if it runs. Let it run to the end of its cycle and listen for the clicking sound. If you hear that sound, the pump is usable. If submerged, or if the pump shows clear signs of abuse, we recommend that the pump be replaced. If needed, the pump can be returned to the factory for overhaul/refurbishment.

What happens if I fall asleep using the FREEDOM60®?

Not a problem. Unlike electronic devices, the FREEDOM60® holds full pressure on the syringe even after the infusion is over. The natural venous blood pressure is less than 0.5psi and is no match for the 13.5psi rating of the pump. In other words, no blood can back flow into the line to cause the line to clot. After the patient is awake, they can flush the line normally and should have no problem with clotted lines.

Can the FREEDOM60® be used at high altitudes, such as in aircraft?

Yes. It is not sensitive to ambient pressures and makes an ideal patient transport IV pump.

What if the vein does collapse or clot on a patient using the FREEDOM60®?

The pump will deliver whatever it can at the safe pressure of 13.5psi. It may slow down significantly or completely stop, but it will never exceed the 13.5psi pressure inherent in the design, limiting any tissue damage.

How can you say the FREEDOM60® costs less than gravity, after all gravity is free!?

It’s simple. Plastic bags (gravity bags) cost 2 to 3 times more than syringes. Our FREEDOM60® tubing may cost a little more, however, in cases of multiple administrations, reusing flow rate tubing vs. multiple gravity bags, results in lower cost per start (even though gravity is free!).

 

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