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The Hospira Lifecare PCA is a state-of-the-art pump that features an integrated bar code reader and other features to ensure a safe delivery. The Lifecare PCA enables clinicians to administer, or patients to self-administer, analgesia safely within specific clinician programmed limits or even hospital designed limits which helps prevent medication errors that can commonly arise with patient-controlled analgesia. Thanks to Hospira MedNet software and a bevy of other valuable features, the Lifecare PCA is the premiere patient-controlled analgesia therapy device on the market today.

Warranty: 6 Months.

Note: The following error codes are used to indicate a problem.

  • Low Battery.
  • Battery Fault.

Hospira Lifecare PCA Features

  • Innovative Hospira MedNet Software allows for customizable drug libraries.
  • Bar code reader for medication identification of prefilled and custom-filled vials with pharmacy-generated bar codes.
  • Multiple medication rule sets for as many as 18 clinical care areas.
  • Bar-coded, prefilled medication vials.
  • Stored protocols makes for quick, accurate programming of standing orders.
  • Easy-to-use design based on human factors research.
  • Confirmation screens add an extra level of safety.
  • Wireless capabilities allow for remote drug library updates.
  • Easy to read key pad.
  • Stands out from general infusion devices to reduce the risk of user confusion and line mix-ups.
  • Customized drug libraries for up to 18 clinical care areas.
  • Up to 25 medications per clinical care area.
  • Hard and soft limits for each specific 19medication.

Hospira Lifecare PCA Specifications

  • Administration Sets: Use only compatible Hospira PCA sets with Integral Anti-Siphon Valve.
  • Atmospheric Pressure: 0 - 10,000 feet (0 - 3,000 m) or equivalent pressure.
  • Battery: One sealed, lead-acid, rechargeable 8 V battery, internal to device. Accessible for ease of field replacement with color coded leads and polarized connector.
  • Battery Life: A fully charged conditioned battery shall provide at least 3 hours of continuous operation from the Start of delivery at 5 mL/hr to Dead Battery. The PCA Infuser provides a low battery warning at least 30 minutes prior to shutdown.
  • Casing: High-impact plastic.
  • Delivery Rate
    • PCA Mode: Approximately 1 mL in 35 seconds.
    • CONTINUOUS Mode: Variable from 0.1 x concentration (mg/hr or mcg/hr) to 20 x concentration (mg/hr or mcg/hr.)
    • PCA + CONT. Mode: Variable from 0.1 x concentration (mg/hr or mcg/hr) to 20 x concentration (mg/hr or mcg/hr) + PCA dose (mg).
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8” W 13” H 6” D, excluding pole clamp protrusion and power cord storage.
  • Electrical Safety: Meets IEC/EN/UL 60601-1 standards.
  • Class 1: AC (mains) supply equipment using protective earth.
  • Type CF: Equipment providing a higher degree of electric shock protection.
  • Drip Proof IPX1: The case is disinfectable and protected against dripping water. Not to be used in the presence of flammable anesthesics.
  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI): The LifeCare PCA is designed to perform in the typical hospital environment. A qualified service technician should verify performance in any environment where EMI or RFI levels are excessive.
  • Electrical Leakage: Risk current limits meets standard IEC/EN/UL 60601-1.
  • Fuses: 1.0 A, 250 V, Slow-Blowing.
  • Lockout Interval Range: 5 to 120 minutes in 1- minute increments.
  • Maximum Infusion Pressure: 45 psig.
  • Maximum Overinfusion: The maximum overinfusion under single fault conditions is 25%.
  • Occlusion Alarm Pressure: 15 psig ± 5 psig.
  • Occlusion Bolus Volume: 2 mL for fully primed set (max).
  • Operating Temperature: 5° to 40° C, 10% - 90% relative humidity.
  • Power Cord: Hospital-grade AC cord, 10 ft. long, with transparent plug and retainer plate.
  • Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 50 VA max.
  • Printer Port: Maximum nondestruct voltage is 5 V.
  • Recharge: After discharge to the LOW BATTERY operative limit, the battery will recharge to at least 80% of its charge capacity in 16 hours, provided it is plugged into rated AC power. The infuser will operate on AC power in the event the battery is open or shorted.
  • Self-Discharge: 50% of charge retained for at least one month when unit is neither plugged-in nor operating.
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C, 10% - 90% relative humidity.
  • Weight: Approximately 10 lb with battery.

Hospira Lifecare PCA Literature

Hospira Lifecare PCA Operator's Manual

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