Ambulatory Infusion Pump Description
If you plan to rent or lease a ambulatory infusion pump, make sure that you are choosing the right one for your application and your budget. Consider how many channels of operation it offers, the ease of the user interface, and the overall quality of the device, not to mention the reputation of the brand. You want to have a pump that works correctly all of the time, so make sure you compare the different pumps available for rental or lease and choose the one that’s right for you. If you have a specific product question, a KWIPPED supplier will be more than happy to assist you.
Features of ambulatory infusion pumps
While stationary infusion pumps are available for bedside use or patients sitting in a chair, the smaller, flexible design of the ambulatory infusion pump is intended for mobility and portable use in the event patients need to be transported from one location to another.
How ambulatory infusion pumps work
Ambulatory Infusion Pumps work by administering small or large amounts of fluids. Some infusion pumps are automated and can administer a preset amount of liquid. Other types of pumps, like a Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pump, which delivers pain medication, allow the patient to press a button to self-administer a set amount of the contents. Other pumps include an Enteral Pump (used to deliver nutrients to the digestive tract) and an Insulin Pump (used to deliver insulin.Infusion pumps can be powered electronically or mechanically).
About ambulatory infusion pumps
An Ambulatory Infusion Pump is a medical device designed to administer fluids to patients in controlled manner. Common uses of Ambulatory Infusion Pumps include delivery of medications, antibiotics, nutrients, pain relievers and insulin.
Ambulatory Infusion Pump Applications
- Pain relievers
- Chemotherapy drugs
- Other fluids
Ambulatory Infusion Pump Manufacturers
- Welch Allyn
- Zoll Medical
- Valley Lab