A recent warning from Hospira, Inc. has consumers concerned about error codes on their Plum A+/A+3 infusers. The error codes indicate that the battery has not fully recharged after eight hours. This error does not interrupt therapy, but instead alerts healthcare providers to replace the battery. The manufacturer is working to solve this issue. In the meantime, consumers do not have to return their Plum A+/A+3 infusers.
There are several reasons why your Plum A+ infusion system may have an error code. A problem with the infusion pump could include AC power, the system not operating, or the PWA may be occluded. This could result in injury to the patient or damage to the equipment. To resolve this issue, you can follow these instructions. This guide will help you identify the root cause of the problem and provide you with the corrective actions.
The Plum A+ infusion pump is an automated multi-therapy infusion device that offers safe and precise delivery of multiple therapies. This patient-ready device has more than 325,000 installations worldwide. It also comes equipped with Hospira MedNet safety software. These software features help healthcare providers avoid errors related to drug delivery. This guide will help you troubleshoot this issue so you can continue using the system safely.
If the infuser has the error code AB, it might be a sign that radiation or improper cleaning methods caused the internal parts to malfunction. It is advisable to replace any damaged parts and to connect the device to AC power. If the self-test fails, do not place the infuser into service until you consult with Hospira. This article provides helpful information on how to troubleshoot the error codes associated with the Hospira Plum A+ infuser.
If the Plum A+ fails to function, it could be due to battery damage. This can happen when the battery is not fully charged. Once damaged, it can’t be recharged to full capacity. When this happens, the audio indicator activates, the low battery message appears on the screen, and the softkey activates. If this does not fix the problem, the infuser should be replaced by a trained medical technician.