Medicinal fluid pump having multiple stored protocols

  • US 5,685,844 A
  • Filed: 01/06/1995
  • Issued: 11/11/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/06/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A pump for administering a fluid to a patient, comprising:

  • (a) a fluid drive unit that is adapted to couple with a fluid line and to force fluid from a source to the patient through the fluid line;

    (b) a control that is coupled to the fluid drive unit to contol its operation;

    (c) a memory in which a plurality of protocols are stored, said protocols each specifying at least one parameter used to control the fluid drive; and

    (d) a user interface that is integral with the pump and is coupled to the control and to the memory to enable the operator to enter said at least one parameter for any of said plurality of protocols, store said protocol with said at least one parameter included so that said at least one parameter is already set when said protocol is next selected, and to select one of said plurality of protocols to be the current protocol for use by the control in actively controlling the operation of the drive unit so as to administer the fluid to the patient in accordance with said protocol that is selected.

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