CADD Teaching Tool
CADD Solis Pump Patient Resource Tool
- Open the battery compartment and insert four AA batteries, matching the + and - markings inside the battery compartment; or insert a rechargeable battery pack.
- Close the compartment cover when the batteries are in place.
- Press and hold the power switch.
- The pump carries out self-tests and sounds six beeps when the tests are complete.
- Home screen is displayed
Attaching a Cassette:
- Clamp the tubing and open the cassette latch.
- Insert the cassette hooks into the hinge pins on the bottom of the pump. Swing the cassette to the latch position.
- Place the pump upright on a firm, flat surface and press down on the latch side of the pump so the cassette fits tightly against the pump.
- Lift the cassette latch into the closed position. If you experience resistance when lifting the cassette latch handle, do not force the latch. If the pump doesn't latch easily, unlatch the cassette and repeat the process.
- Verify the cassette is attached properly. Looking from left to right, the top of the cassette should line up evenly with the bottom of the pump and be securely attached. If an uneven gap exists, unlatch the cassette and repeat the process.
- To lock the cassette, insert the pump key into the lock and turn it clockwise into the locked position.
Removing a cassette:
- Make sure the pump is stopped, and clamp the tubing.
- If the cassette is locked, insert the pump key and turn the lock counterclockwise into the unlocked position.
- Push down on the cassette latch until the cassette detaches.
Resetting the Reservoir Volume:
After attaching a new cassette:
- The screen displays "Reset reservoir volume to XX mL?" Select Yes to reset the volume or No to keep the volume at the current setting.
Without Changing the Cassette:
- Stop pump if it running
- In the Tasks menu, press ^ or v to highlight Reset Reservoir Volume and press Select.
- The screen displays " Reset reservoir volume to XX mL?" Select Yes to reset the volume or No to keep the volume at the current setting.
Priming the Tubing:
Ensure that the pump is stopped, the tubing is disconnected from the patient, and the tubing clamps are open
After changing a cassette
- If the cassette is attached after the pump is powered on, a "Prime Tubing?" screen will appear. Select Yes (unlock the keypad if required.)
- Select Prime.
- Select Stop Priming when the air is removed or the delivery will stop at 10mL (or 20mL if a high volume set is attached.)
If no cassette is attached
- In the tasks menu, press ^ or v to highlight Prime Tubing and press Select. (Unlock the keypad if required.)
- Select Prime.
- Select Stop Priming when the air is removed or the delivery will stop at 10mL (or 20 mL if a high volume set is attached.)
The screen is blank and an alarm is sounding
Alarm Priority High. The pump was delivering and the batteries were removed or the battery door was opened. The pump has lost power and is no longer delivering. Clear the alarm but turning the pump back on, or the alarm will stop after the power has been off for a minimum of two minutes.
Air-in-line detected. Press "Acknowledge" then prime tubing.
Alarm priority High. The air detector has detected air in the fluid path. The pump was delivering and is now stopped and will not run. Select "Acknowledge" to clear the alarm. If the fluid path contains air bubble, close the clamps, disconnect the fluid path from the patient, then prime the tubing to remove the air and restart the pump.
Battery Depleted. Pump Stopped.
Alarm Priority High. If the AC adapter is attached, select "Acknowledge" to clear the alarm. Remove the batteries and install four new AA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack. To start delivery, good batteries must always be installed even when an external source of power is connected. If appropriate, restart the pump.
Battery Low. Replace Battery.
Alarm Priority Low. Select "Acknowledge" to clear the alarm or it will be automatically clear after five seconds. Recharge or change the rechargeable battery back or replace the four AA batteries soon.
Downstream Occlusion. Clear occlusion between pump and patient.
Alarm Priority High. The Pump has detected high pressure, which may be resulting from a downstream blockage, kink in the fluid path, or a closed tubing clamp. Delivery pauses and resumes if the occlusion is removed. Remove the obstruction or select Stop Pump to silence the alarm for two minutes, then remove the obstruction and restart the pump.
Reservoir Volume Low.
Alarm priority Medium or Low. The priority depends on how the alarm is programmed in Admin Settings. The level of fluid in the reservoir is low. Select "Acknowledge" to clear the alarm and prepare to install a new reservoir, if appropriate.
Reservoir Volume is Zero. Pump Stopped.
Alarm Priority High. The reservoir volume has reached 0.0mL. The pump will stop and not run. Select "acknowledge" to clear the alarm. Attach a new reservoir and reset or edit the value of the reservoir volume, if appropriate.
Upstream Occlusion. Clear occlusion between pump and reservoir.
Alarm Priority High. Fluid is not flowing from the fluid container to the pump, which may be due to a kink, closed clamp or air bubble in the tubing between the fluid container and the pump. Delivery is paused and will resume if the occlusion is removed. Remove the obstruction to resume operation. The alarm will clear when the occlusion is removed. You must acknowledge this alarm after it clears if it has occurred and cleared more than three times in 15 minutes.
What if I drop or Hit the Pump?
What should I do if I drop the pump in water?
If you accidentally drop the pump in water, retrieve it quickly, dry the pump off with a towel, and contact your healthcare provider.
What if I drop the pump or hit it against a hard surface?
- Gently twist and pull on the cassette to make sure it is still firmly attached
- Check the battery door to make sure it is still firmly attached. If the battery door is removed, simply snap the door onto the bar that is located on the pump.
- If the pump is powered on and there are audible or visual alarms and on-screen help appears on the pump display, follow the on-screen help.
If the cassette or battery door are loose or damaged or you cannot resolve any alarms by following the on screen help, DO NOT USE THE PUMP. Immediately stop the pump, close your tubing clamp, and contact your healthcare provider.
WARNING: If the pump is dropped or hit, inspect it for damage. DO NOT use a pump that is damaged or not functioning properly. Depending on the type of damage, death or serious injury could result from the use of a damaged pump.