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Infusion Pumps, Multitherapy, Ambulatory, Electronic

Definition : Infusion pumps that are small enough to be worn or carried by patients (i.e., ambulatory) including electronic-controlled mechanisms that are designed to deliver liquids to a patient through intravenous, epidural, or subcutaneous routes from internal reservoirs at pre-established accurate flow rates. Electronic ambulatory infusion pumps typically include a disposable syringe or a disposable, collapsible bag reservoir; a mechanism for propelling the infusate; an electronic flow-control mechanism; and means of displaying alarm conditions and/or user prompts. Pumps using peristaltic mechanisms successively squeeze and release the IV delivery tubing, moving the fluid into the patient catheter. Syringe pumps use a syringe as a drug reservoir, propelling the fluid by forcing the plunger, or piston, into the syringe barrel. Multitherapy electronic ambulatory infusion pumps are usually microprocessor controlled; some models can be programmed to deliver complex infusion regimens. Some pumps (known as "smart pumps") include software capable of detecting medication administration errors (i.e., dose error reduction systems) are also available. Many electronic, battery-powered pumps have alarms to indicate high pressure (usually signifying occlusion), near end of infusion, empty reservoir, air in line, system malfunction, unlocked reservoir, and low battery. Most pumps can detect flow errors and electronic malfunctions. Alarm conditions are typically identified on a display integral to the pump and/or by an audible signal. Electronic ambulatory pumps are used mainly by ambulatory patients in hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and at home.

Entry Terms : "Ambulatory Multitherapy Infusion Pumps, Electronic"

UMDC code : 28071

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Delphi Medical Systems

Company Type: Parent

Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments.

Summit Medical Products Inc

Company Type: Parent

The innovative ambIT PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) infusion pump provides a simple, accurate, cost-effective solution for all types of post-operative local anesthetic infusions.

Tandem Medical Inc

Company Type: Parent

AutoDoseā„¢ is the First and Only infusion system that automatically infuses pre-determined I.V. drug protocols, including all flushes. This is accomplished with: the unique, multi-chamber AutoDose Bag that holds all medications AND flushes; and the AutoDose Pump-a simple-to-use, purely mechanical device.

WalkMed Infusion LLC

Company Type: Parent

WalkMed Infusion LLC is a medical device company focused on the development and manufacturing of safe, reliable products. WalkMed products are designed to meet the growing needs of the worldwide healthcare market for high quality drug delivery. With distribution around the globe, WalkMed Infusion is dedicated to providing its customers with dependable, cost-effective solutions for infusion therapy. Our goal is to lead through rapid innovation, aggressive quality management systems and a passion for customer service.

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