LifeFlow® is a hand-operated rapid infusion device that allows health care providers to deliver fluids quickly and effectively, improving resuscitation of critically ill patients. While delivering fluid in 10mL increments with each handle compression, LifeFlow can deliver 500ml of fluid in less than 2 minutes through a 20G IV catheter.
The syringe size allows the user to overcome the resistance of IV catheters and automatically refills when the handle is released - allowing the user full control of volume of fluid delivered. This also protects the syringe from bacterial contamination.
LifeFlow can be operated with one hand, leaving the operator’s other hand free to address other clinical issues, monitor the infusion site, and assess patient response. This is particularly useful in pre-hospital, emergency department, and ICU settings where speed and efficiency are important and personnel resources may be limited.
Current methods of fluid delivery are too slow to quickly restore intravascular volume in patients with severe shock and hypotension. For these patients “time is tissue,” meaning every minute of continued hypotension can result in more organ injury. LifeFlow offers a simple way to restore perfusion with a rapid and controlled fluid bolus.
See also: LifeFlow PLUS - Blood & Fluid Infuser
LifeFlow Plus - Blood & Fluid Infuser