The Need for a Better Infusion Pump

EMSWORLD  10/25/2020
L.J. Relle, BBA, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C

Paramedics rely heavily on their equipment to provide the best care. Among the many tools in their arsenal, IV infusion pumps play a pivotal role. They provide the ability to administer medications and IV fluids with defined dosing, flow rates, and controlled target volumes directly to patients with speed, accuracy, and confidence. But while many other key EMS tools and technologies have advanced and progressed over the years, the IV infusion pump has yet to undergo a true mobile renaissance.

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L.J. Relle, BBA, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C, is a career firefighter and paramedic who has served the greater New Orleans area for more than 15 years. He has performed various roles in high-volume fire/EMS/critical care agencies and is a veteran of Hurricane Katrina and many other industrial and natural disasters. He also serves as a consultant to Eitan Group, a global leader in advanced infusion therapy solutions across the care continuum, developing EMS-optimized infusion solutions.