Plum A+

The Plum A+ is designed to deliver parenteral and enteral or epidural infusions over a broad range of infusion rates from multiple fluid container types.

Description

The Plum A+® is an advanced medication management system designed to meet the fluid delivery requirements of today’s evolving healthcare environments. The infusion system features primary line, secondary line, and piggyback fluid delivery capabilities, and is suited for a wide range of medical, surgical, and critical care applications. Full compatibility with the LifeCare® Plum® Series administration sets and accessories makes the Plum A+ a convenient and cost­-effective infusion system.

Specifications
Physical: 
  • Dimensions: 8” H x 8” W x 6” D (excluding pole clamp and power cord storage) 
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs (with battery)
  • Casing: High-­impact plastic 
Electrical: 
  • Power Requirements: 120 VAC; 50­-60 Hz; 35 W
  • Power Cord: Hospital­-grade AC cord; 10 feet; with transparent plug and retainer
  • Fuses: 0.5 A, 250 VAC
  • Battery Operation: A fully charged new battery provides approximately three hours of operation at 125 mL/hr, or delivers 250 mL if > 126 mL/hr

    Operation time is measured from initial pumping to the Depleted Battery alarm
    The infuser should be operated on battery power for three continuous hours every six months for optimum performance and battery life
     
  • Recharge Time: Less than 6 hours (if operating at 125 mL/hr on one line)

    The battery charges whenever the infuser is connected to AC power

 

  • Self-­Discharge: 50% of charge is retained for a minimum of one month when the infuser is not connected to AC power or is not operating
  • Nurse Call System: Default: Normally­-open (NO)
Delivery Rate Ranges:  
  • Delivery Rate (Lines A and B): 0.1 to 99.9 mL/hr (in 0.1 mL/hr increments); 100 to 999 mL/hr (in 1 mL/hr increments) 
  • Concurrent Delivery: 0.5 mL/hr minimum for each line
  • PlumSet: 500 mL/hr cumulative (A + B) maximum
  • KVO: 1 mL/hr or the last primary delivery rate, whichever is less
  • VTBI Range: 0.1 to 99.9 mL (in 0.1 mL/hr increments); 100 to 9999 mL (in 1 mL/hr increments)
  • Accuracy: ± 5%
Alarms and Limits: 
  • Distal Occlusion: The distal occlusion alarm sounds after the distal tubing or set outlet fitting becomes occluded
  • Proximal Occlusion: The proximal occlusion alarm sounds within two pumping cycles when the tubing proximal to the cassette becomes occluded
  • Distal Pressure Limit (without alarm): 1 to 15 psi; maximum pressure limit is user­-selectable; factory setting is 6 psi 
  • Maximum Infusion Pressure: 20 psi 
  • Air­in­Line Alarm:
    PlumSet (Distal): Bolus – 0.5 mL of air or larger; Cumulative – 0.5 mL of air out of 5.3
    PlumSet (Proximal): Bolus at 0.5 mL, total 1 mL (0.5 mL concurrent) mL of fluid
 Alarms: 
  • Distal Occlusion
  • Proximal Occlusion
  • Distal air-­in-­line
  • Proximal air­-in-­line
  • Low battery
  • Door open while pumping
  • Lockout violation
  • VTBI complete
  • Valve/cassette test failure
  • Nurse call
  • No action alarm
  • Infuser idle for two minutes
 
Features
  • Dose calculation
  • Loading dose
  • Multi-­step programming
  • Therapy selection
  • Nurse call
  • Delayed start setting
  • Standby mode
  • Drug label library
  • Piggyback and Concurrent delivery modes
  • Titration
  • Anti free-­flow protection
  • Air removal/backpriming
  • Air detection (proximal and distal)
  • Serial communication
  • Alarm history
  • Volumes infused (A, B, total volumes)
  • KVO at dose end (1 mL/hr or less depending on delivery rate) or Continue Rate (CR) to continue at the current rate
  • Variable distal pressure setting
  • Nonpulsatile volumetric accuracy
  • Microprocessor control
  • Large LCD
  • Panel back illumination on mains power
  • Lockout switch
  • Standard fulfill, partfill, syringe, and vial use
  • Enteral and parenteral fluid delivery
  • Blood and blood product delivery
  • Wide range of standard and specialty administration sets