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CADD Prizm® pump alarms

 

If you are using the CADD Prizm® pump, follow the chart below to help you understand why the pump has alarmed. If there is still a problem and you need more help, call your child’s nurse, nurse practitioner, home infusion company nurse, or pharmacist right away.

What you see on screen
What might be causing the problem
What you can do about it
9 volt Battery Low Battery power is almost
used up.
Have new, fresh battery ready to replace it.
9 volt Battery
Depleted
Battery is dead. Pump is not running. Install new 9-volt battery right away.
(display blank or random letters and numbers; two-toned alarm with amber
light on)
Battery is dead. Pump is not running. Install new 9-volt battery right away.
High pressure/Pump Stopped A blockage between the
pump and the patient
Check the line for kinks. Make sure the central line clamp is open. The pump should resume when the blockage is gone. (Pressing STOP will silence alarm for 2 minutes. You might need to restart the pump.)
Upstream Occlusion
(Blockage above pump)
A blockage between the
fluid bag and the pump
Check line for kinks. Make sure the tubing clamp is open. The pump should resume when the blockage is gone. (Pressing STOP will silence alarm for 2
minutes. You might need to restart the pump.)
Reservoir Volume
is Low
The infusion is almost complete. Gather supplies for flushing central line with saline and heparin.
Reservoir Volume is
Zero
The infusion is complete. Press NEXT to stop the alarm. Disconnect the line following the steps above. Then, flush with saline and heparin.
(3 beeps every 5
seconds/stopped on
main screen)
Pump is stopped. Start the pump if you need to at that time.
Change batteries on CADD pump

Changing the batteries

Always have new 9 volt batteries ready when using the CADD Prizm® pump. New batteries from the St. Jude pharmacy will have a small plastic tab on the top of the + and - terminals. You must remove the plastic tab before placing the battery in the pump.

  • Stop the pump by pressing STOP/START.
  • The display says “Stop the Pump?” Press Y for yes.
  • Press the button on the battery door and slide it forward.
  • Remove the used battery and discard it.
  • Remove the plastic tab from the new battery.
  • Match the + and – markings on the battery with the markings on the pump. If the battery is placed correctly, the pump will beep.
  • Replace battery door. The pump will power-up on its own.
  • After the pump powers up, there is a self test. Then, the pump will beep.
  • The display will say “Press NEXT to continue.” Press NEXT.
  • Restart pump by pressing START/STOP. When you see “Start the Pump?” on the display, press Y for yes.
CADD pump

Please return the CADD Prizm® pump to the pharmacy when your child no longer needs it.

Remember: If your child’s central line has 2 lines, flush the unused line one (1) time a day.

Questions?

To learn more about the CADD Prizm® pump or if you are still having trouble with the pump after reading this handout, talk to your child’s, clinical
nurse specialist, line nurse, pharmacist, or home infusion company nurse. For St. Jude, dial 595-3300. If you are outside the Memphis area, call
toll-free 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833), and press 0 once the call is connected. After hours, ask for the nursing coordinator.

Home infusion company phone number _______________________.


 

This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.

St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

ATTENTION: If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-278-5833 (TTY: 1-901-595-1040).

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-866-278-5833 (TTY: 1-901-595-1040).

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