The Bodyguard pumps have evolved as a saviour in the medical industry. Developed as multi-channel systems with an aim to cater to a wide range of infusion needs, these infusion pumps have gained increased popularity nowadays because of their surging needs in Intensive Care and OPM environments. They can help resolve challenges pertaining to the following:

  • Tubing misconnections
  • Space restrictions
  • Patient mobility

The revolutionary designs incorporated with channels help in manifold ways. These scientifically enhanced systems help meet dual regimens of patients, bedside or while travelling. The single integrated device is meant to simplify management by means of several infusion protocols. Most importantly it is designed to save space to a great extent.

Some common advantages of using Bodyguard pumps, 323 and 545 are as follows:

  • Paving way for an organised medical environment suitable for the mobility of patients
  • Facilitating workflow for nurses
  • Enhancing safety as well as flexibility

A quick recap of what the Bodyguard pump does

Mainly the device is designed for infusion requirements such as infusion of medications or various types of fluids that a patient may require during his stay at a medical environment. It offers either intermittent or continuous flow of medicines at a precise rate through clinically approved ways such as the following:

  • Intravenous
  • Subcutaneous
  • Percutaneous
  • Intra-arterial
  • Epidural
  • Enteral

Besides, the pumps operate in closer proximity to veins. It is mostly recommended for patients requiring various types of maintenance medications, analgesics, parenteral or enteral nutrition liquids.

However, even Bodyguard 323 and 545 Pumps need repairs. Like other machinery devices, the infusion device is vulnerable to damage. Both models, Bodyguard 545 and 323 need repairs with respect to various functional issues. Even the battery with which the device functions require further intervention, for evaluating whether it is in perfect working condition or not. This calls for a battery test which can be accomplished by following the steps mentioned below:

1) Insert the BodySet or Microset administration set inside the pump followed by which you need to press the pump door till you hear a clicking sound.

2) Take out the pump from the charger

3) Press the On/Off button until you see the Self-Test screen pop up. When the air sensor is turned off you can press the “Start Ok” button for confirmation. Check whether the air sensor is enabled.

4) The pump will display a program which is being selected and will show up a status. The display will automatically change. It will show the “last rate” setting.

5) Now change “infusion” mode to “Continuous” mode and set up the desired infusion rate at around 1200ml/hr.

6) Set the Volume at around 9999 ml and then press the “start ok” button

7) Now wait till the display shows a low-battery message

8) Press the ON/OFF button and then turn off the pump

9) Connect the infusion pump to the charger

10) A red battery icon will tell it’s on charge

11) a couple of hours later, the red icon will turn into the green which means the pump is charged

However, at times the battery may show symptoms of damage and may not charge at all. This is when you will require Bodyguard pump battery repair.

To test the charger here is what you will need to do

As you connect the charger to pump and then the charger to the main supply of power find out what the charger is showing. Now, disconnect the cord from the power outlet and verify whether the charge indicator is showing the turned off sign. Again connect the cord and verify if the charger indicator is showing on.

These are primary ways to know whether the battery and charger of the device are working fine.

Author's Bio: 

The author runs a medical facility which entails use of Bodyguard 323 infusion pumps. In recent blogs the author has spoken about Bodyguard 323 Repairs.