Absolute Medical carries a wide selection of stationary and ambulatory external infusion pumps, covering a broad range of clinical settings, from leading manufacturers including Abbott, Alaris, Baxter, Hospira, Medfusion, and Sims Deltec. Programmable infusion pumps precisely control the rate and duration intervals of fluid delivery, and are able to do so in very large or small volumes. Often used to administer critical fluids ranging from pain relievers and nutrients to high risk medications, antibiotics, and chemotherapy drugs, alerts and alarms are triggered if air or another occlusion is detected in the tubing. Smart pumps will even forewarn if there is a risk of an adverse drug interaction, or if the user sets the pumpís parameters to exceed specified safety limits. Fluid administration may be intravenous, intra-arterial, epidural or subcutaneous.
Infusion Pumps Questions & Answers
Many pumps include an internal electronic log of the last several thousand therapy events. These are usually tagged with the time and date from the pump's clock. Usually, erasing the log is a feature protected by a security code, specifically to detect staff or patient abuse of the pump.
Infusion pumps should be certified to have no single point of failure. That is, no single cause of failure should cause the pump to silently fail to operate correctly. It should at least stop pumping and make at least an audible error indication. This is a minimum requirement on all human-rated infusion pumps of whatever age. It is not required for veterinary infusion pumps.