Hospira Lifecare PCA Syringe Pump

  • Hospira Lifecare PCA Syringe Pump

Designed specifically to help prevent medication errors that commonly arise in patient-controlled analgesia, the LifeCare PCA pump features an integrated barcode reader and other features to enhance safe delivery. In conjunction with Hospira MedNet software, this next-generation LifeCare PCA system offers an unmatched combination of features for patient-controlled analgesia therapy.


Hospira Lifecare PCA Syringe Pump Features

The Hospira Lifecare PCA Syringe Pump was designed to help prevent medication error, with its new feature of an integrated bar code reader. This allows the medical provider a way to verify the drugs and levels of infusion needed for each patient. The Hospira Lifecare also comes with a drug library that is integrated through the barcoding system in the Hospira MedNet software.

  • Hospira MedNet Software with customizable drug libraries
  • Integral bar code reader for medication identification of prefilled and custom-filled vials with pharmacy-generated barcodes
  • Multiple medication rules sets for as many as 18 clinical care areas
  • Bar-coded, prefilled medication vials
  • Stored protocols for quick, accurate programming of standing orders
  • Easy-to-use design based on human factors research

Hospira Lifecare PCA Syringe Pump Specifications

Dimensions and Weight

  • Height: 13 in
  • Width: 8 in
  • Depth: 6 in
  • Weight: 10 lbs with battery


  • Operating: 41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C) 10% to 90% relative humidity
  • Transporting and Storage: -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C) 10% to 90% relative humidity
  • Atmospheric Pressure: 0 – 10,000 feet (0 – 3000 meters) or equivalent atmospheric pressure
  • Relative Humidity: 10 – 90% non-condensing up to 104° F (40° C); maximum of 15% non-condensing above 104° F (40° C)

Occlusion Alarm and Limits

  • Backpressure Range: 10 to 20 psi


  • PCA Only: Approximately 1 mL in 35 seconds
  • Continuous Only: Variable from 0.1 x concentration to 20 x concentration (mg/hr or mcg/hr)
  • PCA + Continuous: Variable from 0.1 x concentration to 20 x concentration (mg/hr or mcg/hr)
  • Lockout Interval Range: 5 to 120 minutes in one minute increments

Promote Safe Delivery

  • Integrated bar code reader confirms drug and concentration
  • Pre-filled, bar-coded medication vials with colored labels or custom-filled vials with pharmacy-generated bar codes
  • Confirmation screens to add an extra level of safety

Enhance Workflow Efficiency

  • Robust wireless capabilities enable remote drug library updates
  • Easy-to-read keypad
  • Dedicated device and unique design – the LifeCare PCA is intentionally designed to stand out from general infusion devices to help reduce the risk of user confusion and line mix-ups

Secure Delivery

  • Key driven locking system adds security on several levels
  • Pole clamp locks to an IV pole
  • Medication door lock
  • Programming lock-out

Easy Upgrade to Include Hospira MedNet™ Safety Software

  • Mandatory drug library compliance with the addition of Hospira MedNet safety software
  • Customized drug libraries for up to 18 clinical care areas
  • Up to 25 medications per clinical care area
  • Hard and soft limits for each medication