FAQ About Infusion Pumps

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About Infusion Therapy

About Infusion Pumps 

Getting an Infusion Pump

 

About Infusion Therapy

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What is infusion therapy?

Who needs infusion therapy?

What is specialty infusion therapy? 

What is home infusion therapy and why is it done at home?

Who is a home infusion therapy provider?

What is an ambulatory infusion center?

 

About Infusion Pumps 

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What is an infusion pump?

What is DERS?

What are the different types of infusion pumps?

What is a smart pump?

What is a patient controlled analgesia pump?

What is the lockout interval?

 

What is an infusion pump?

What is DERS?

This is a safety net for patients. Dose error reduction systems (DERS) was implemented in infusion pumps to improve the accuracy of the infusion pumps to reduce pump programming errors and associated injuries to patients. (NCIB, PMID:15675738)

What are the different types of infusion pumps?

What is a smart pump?

What is a patient controlled analgesia pump?

What is the lockout interval?

This is a time interval in which the patient controlled analgesia pump will not administer any further medication despite the request of the patient. This is for the safety of the patient. This reduces the likelihood of complications from overdose and addiction. This time interval is dependent on the pharmacokinetics of the drugs being administered, how the patient’s body responds to the drug and the bolus dose.

Getting an Infusion Pump

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Do I need a prescription to get an infusion pump?

Where can I buy an infusion pump?

Where can I buy a home infusion pump?

Will my insurance cover my home infusion pump?

Using and maintaining an Infusion Pump

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How do I use my infusion pump safely at home?

How long will my infusion pump last?

Where can I fix my infusion pump?

Do I need to service my infusion pump?

Where can I buy replacement batteries for my infusion pump?

 

 

 

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