Table 3

Observed measures of compliance (created by the authors)

Percentage meeting manufacturer set-up guidelines
Pneumatic 100%
Peristaltic 0%
Peristaltic Mean in inches % Non-compliant Lowest Highest Manufacturer guidelines
Middle of the pump location relative to the patient’s heart (inches)5.355.70−2223Level with patient
Distance from the top of the pump to the top of the primary fluid level (inches)9.9910001920 inches (minimum)
Distance between top primary fluid and top secondary fluid (inches)10.537.200.5229.5 inches (minimum)