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VP/Other Executive

Future Outlook

We were concerned with the LifeCare PCA's ongoing shortage issues, so we actually brought in a...

Nov 2020
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Nurse

Future Outlook

I have been begging ICU Medical to develop their own syringe pump, and they always tell me that they...

Nov 2020
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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

Our LifeCare PCA pumps aren't currently in use due to the shortage of the vials that medications are...

Nov 2020
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Manager

Sales and Contracting

ICU Medical did great on the sales side. We have had a lot of issues on the service side.

Oct 2020
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Manager

Relationship

My representative at ICU Medical is very helpful and communicates well with me. I can call the...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Our PCA pumps are fine, but we have run into a problem with getting new vials. Nobody can provide us...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Lessons Learned

We had some resistance because we used another brand for many years, and it took our nurses a little...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The pumps work as they should. The supporting software works as ICU Medical promised it would.

Oct 2020
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

The vendor doesn't avoid charging for every little thing. They get their pint of blood out of us. We...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Technology

We have over a hundred hospitals that all have different needs. For our network purposes, I would...

Oct 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

I would buy the LifeCare PCA again because of the safety features, which are the reason we got the...

Oct 2020
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Director

Relationship

During COVID-19, ICU Medical has been there more than we have needed them to be. They have followed...

Oct 2020
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Director

Implementation and Training

I haven't had any training since I have been in my role. We have nurses who were superusers during...

Oct 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

We weren't involved in the implementation; the vendor just appeared. I vaguely remember that the...

Oct 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

No one complains about the product, and I don't think that it breaks. The LifeCare PCA is easy to...

Oct 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

We haven't had to report any issues with the vendor's support. The product just works. We haven't...

Oct 2020
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Director

Service and Support

The implementation of the LifeCare PCA pumps was pretty straightforward. The support for the pumps...

Sep 2020
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Director

Future Outlook

Unless something dramatically changes, the LifeCare PCA pumps are part of our long-term plans.

Sep 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The LifeCare PCA pumps have a problem with the darn proprietary cartridges. That problem is the only...

Sep 2020
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Director

Interfacing and Integration

The integration for the LifeCare PCA pumps isn't built yet. We capture information through another...

Sep 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The LifeCare PCA pumps have a closed-loop process. There are some additional safety features that...

Sep 2020
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Nurse

Service and Support

We are on the same version of the system that we initially bought. We had some significant Wi-Fi...

Sep 2020
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Nurse

Relationship

ICU Medical doesn't keep all of their promises. That being said, we got some new representation from...

Sep 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Interfacing and Integration

LifeCare PCA is a standard workhorse pump. We have been using it for years. People are accustomed to...

Aug 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The biggest issue with the LifeCare PCA is seeing how the pump is programmed; programming requires a...

Jul 2020
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Director

Service and Support

During the COVID-19 crisis, the vendor has helped secure additional devices to help cover the surge....

Jul 2020
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Director

Service and Support

ICU Medical's strength is definitely with the pharmacy and technical interface. The vendor is really...

Jul 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

From a hardware standpoint, the device is a workhorse. It holds up. We don't have many hardware...

Jul 2020
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

ICU Medical hasn't really done anything differently to support us through COVID-19. They have the...

May 2020
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Director

Technology

ICU Medical has done a good job of maintaining the product quality. We don't hear about a lot of...

May 2020
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

Luckily, we haven’t really needed ICU Medical’s support through COVID-19. We have had different...

Apr 2020
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Director

Interfacing and Integration

The LifeCare PCA pump supports bidirectional interoperability. But most organizations won’t actually...

Apr 2020
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

When we chose the pumps, they were the best ones at the time for us. But now that everyone is coming...

Apr 2020
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Director

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

There are smaller pump companies that charge per drug library, and that is ridiculous. We have never...

Apr 2020
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Director

Technology

The vendor still struggles with the quality and usability of reports along with reports that are...

Apr 2020
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Director

Future Outlook

I don’t think there is a product much better than this. I would recommend the LifeCare PCA. This...

Mar 2020
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VP/Other Executive

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We are getting our money's worth; the pump certainly works as it is designed to. I have not heard...

Mar 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

The downside to the pumps is that our open heart and anesthesia folks do not feel that they can get...

Mar 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Service and Support

The vendor is a little difficult to get in touch with, but they are available on email. The response...

Dec 2019
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Analyst/Coordinator

Sales and Contracting

The vendor delivers what they promise, but they deliver nothing more.

Dec 2019
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Analyst/Coordinator

Technology

I didn't like the old ICU Medical's pumps at all. I wasn't unhappy to see those pumps go away. We...

Dec 2019
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