LifeCare PCA (PCA) Commentary
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Loyalty, Product

I didn't really have any issues with the LifeCare PCA. The LifeCare PCA is just a bit of an older...

Apr 2024
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Manager

Loyalty

ICU Medical has announced the end of life for the LifeCare PCA. We can't buy any more of the pumps.

Feb 2024
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VP/Other Executive

Operations

ICU Medical bends over backward for me during implementations. The vendor shows up, brings whoever...

Oct 2023
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VP/Other Executive

Operations

For training, ICU Medical shows up with the right people and brings enough devices to do the...

Oct 2023
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VP/Other Executive

Product

We have been interoperable with the LifeCare PCA for a long time, and it has worked really well. We...

Oct 2023
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VP/Other Executive

Culture

Our latest contract renewal with ICU Medical went very well. I found the vendor to be so easy to...

Oct 2023
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VP/Other Executive

Relationship, Product

An issue is that the vendor needs a multichannel pump. They know that. They just got one approved,...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

Initially, people tried to address some of our complaints with the LifeCare PCA pumps, but the...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

The only benefit of the LifeCare PCA pump is that it is pretty easy to set up and program. It is...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

The LifeCare PCA pump is even bigger than the IV pump. It is huge. It is heavy for staff to move...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

The PCA pump does not have the historical options that we need. It gives the 1-hour or 24-hour...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

The pumps are really sturdy. They are twenty pounds of sturdiness, but the functionality could be...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Operations, Product

There are a lot of buttons on the pumps. If we are not trained in how to use the pumps, they are not...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product, Value

The PCA pump is huge. Our previous pump was the size of a large deck of playing cards. It was much...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

I would like a light on the product to tell us whether the product has the current library on it. I...

Aug 2023
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Manager

Product

The LifeCare PCA pumps are flexible in their configuration for whether we want an hour lockout or a...

Aug 2023
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Manager

Product

The vial system that is used for the product has limitations on drugs, and we have to do our own...

Jul 2023
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Manager

Value

With the product, we are able to reduce narcotic usage. Through our use of the product and the way...

Jul 2023
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Manager

Product

If we want to get an event on a report, we have to have the serial number of the pump. When I worked...

Jul 2023
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Manager

Product

With the PCA pumps, we have to have a barcoded vial, and the barcode has to be aligned appropriately...

Jul 2023
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Director

Loyalty

We may be looking at something else that ICU Medical is putting out because the LifeCare PCA is very...

Jun 2023
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Manager

Loyalty, Loyalty

We are looking to replace LifeCare PCA. We like the product, though it does cause a few pain points...

Apr 2023
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Director

Product, Product

I am not really that satisfied with the LifeCare PCA pump. If we want to use a different drug, we...

Apr 2023
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Director

Product, Product

We need the pumps, and the vendor is doing the integration that we need.

Apr 2023
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