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SurefuserTM+ infusion device

This learning package aims to enable health professionals to develop skills and knowledge and ultimately demonstrate competency in safely setting up a SurefuserTM+ infusion device and commencing and monitoring an infusion in a palliative care setting.

The package is relevant to all clinical settings - community, residential aged care and inpatient.

 

Components of the learning package

A practical handbook for health professionals: How to safely set up a SurefuserTM+ infusion device, commence and monitor an infusion in a palliative care setting (4MB pdf) This handbook contains the essential information you need to know to safely set up a SurefuserTM+ and commence and monitor an infusion in a palliative care setting. 
A step-by-step guide: Setting up a SurefuserTM+ infusion device, commencing and monitoring an infusion (2MB pdf) This illustrated guide explains how to set up a SurefuserTM+ and commence and monitor an infusion using a step-by-step approach. 
Short training video: A nurse's guide to using the SurefuserTM+ infusion device in the palliative care setting This video illustrates some of the essential elements for ensuring safe delivery of the SurefuserTM+ infusion in a palliative care setting.
A competency checklist: How to safely set up a SurefuserTM+ infusion device and commence and monitor an infusion in a palliative care setting (107kb pdf) This checklist describes the requirements for ongoing demonstration of competency for safe and effective use of a SurefuserTM+ to administer infusions in a palliative care setting.

SurefuserTM+ monitoring labels:

Monitoring labels have been developed as a part of this package to assist families, carers and health professionals to:

  • maintain the recommended regular four-hourly checks of the SurefuserTM+ and the subcutaneous cannula insertion site
  • ensure the blue monitoring line is progressing at the correct infusion flow rate, and not running too fast or too slow.
Printing Instructions: 
  • Winc A4, 14 labels per sheet. 
  • Label size: 98mm x 38mm. Re-order code 49700006A

 

Additional resources

Additional resources to support the use of the SurefuserTM+ are available for:

 

 

Page last updated 20 July 2021