Baxter-Bard InfusOR Syringe Pump

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Title

Baxter-Bard InfusOR Syringe Pump

Subject

Medical equipment
Anesthesia
Infusions, Intravenous – instrumentation

Description

Brigham and Women’s Hospital anesthesiologist and bioengineer, James Philip, ME, MD, and Daniel Raemer Ph.D., developed the first bolus plus infusion pump for intravenous drug administration with the Baxter-Bard InfusOR Syringe Pump. This device delivered a bolus (sudden large intravenous drug dose to increase blood level of drug immediately) simultaneous with increased infusion rate to maintain a constant level of a drug in the blood. Magnetically attachable coded labels for different drugs enforced safety limits and provided a starting setting to properly tailor the therapy to the patient. This was the first pump to serve controlled drug infusion needs. It remained on the world market for 25 years.

Creator

James Philip
Daniel Raemer

Date

1986

Provenance

From James Philip, ME, MD, (Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine), personal collection

Files

InfusOR.jpg

Citation

James Philip and Daniel Raemer, “Baxter-Bard InfusOR Syringe Pump,” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/26634.