Accession Number:

ADA207081

Title:

Evaluation of Commercial IV Pressure Infusors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1987-Feb 1989

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

1989-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Rapid fluid resuscitation of hypovolemic casualties is necessary to prevent organ failure and death. Greater flow rates than can be achieved with gravity flow using conventional IV sets and large catheters is obtainable by two methods use of large bore, multiple spike, rapid infusion sets, and use of pressure infusion devices. The latter are more desirable for the field because of their lack of dependence on gravity for operation. Ten commercially available pressure infusers were evaluated for their field applicability. Results using lactated Ringers indicated a problem with pressure decay for inflatable bladder type infusers, which when used with a 14 gauge catheter emptied in 2-3.5 minutes 500 cc size and 3.5-11.5 minutes 1000 cc size. Pressure infuser, Fluid resuscitation, Shock, Device.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE