Definition : Infusion devices designed to deliver solutions typically through intravenous (IV), epidural, and/or subcutaneous routes at pre-established accurate flow rates. Infusion pumps may use one of a variety of different technologies for propelling the infusate, including peristaltic, rotary, cassette, syringe-driven, and elastomeric mechanisms. These pumps are capable of delivering large and/or small volumes of liquids through one or several channels simultaneously. Infusion pumps may be intended for mounting on poles, for ambulatory use, or for implantation. Infusion pumps intended for a variety of therapeutic applications (i.e., multitherapy), as well as for particular therapies that use specific medications such as insulin, analgesics, and anesthetics, are available.
Entry Terms : "IV Pumps" , "Volumetric Infusion Pumps" , "Volumetric Pumps" , "Pumps, Volumetric" , "Pumps, Hyperalimentation" , "Pressure Infusion Pumps" , "Peristaltic Pumps" , "Pumps, Infusion"
UMDC code : 16495