Equipment Issues

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PCA pump
by Jean Morzy - Friday, November 2, 2012, 10:13 PM
Has anyone created their own PCA pump for simulation? We are on a very limited budget (like most of you, too) and would like to creatively make one as a 'prop'. I don't expect the students to actually program it just check to make sure the settings are set correctly. Thanks for any feedback you may have for me.

Jean Morzy
Simulation Lab
Concordia University of Wisconsin
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Re: PCA pump
by Wendy Grbach - Saturday, January 12, 2013, 6:50 AM

HI Jean,

We too are using PCA education,  and mocking up a variant of a pump seems to confuse the students from real practice.  HOwever, I did find a company called Gumbo Medical  which sells all kinds of refurb and demo products at a significant savings.  Good luck!

Wendy Grbach, MSN,RN,CCRN,CLNC

Curriculum Developer for Simulation Education

UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing

Pittsburgh, PA