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What are the common types of hospital infusion pump?
Update Time:2016-12-21
Some infusion pumps are designed mainly for stationary use at a patient’s bedside. There are many types of infusion pumps, including: 
1. LARGE VOLUME INFUSION PUMP (LVP): In an LVP, the fluids are usually contained in an IV bag or bottle, and the pump manipulates a special section of tubing between it and the patient's IV site. They also include state-of-the-art safety features to ensure that any single failure of any significance is detected and reported immediately through alarming sound.
2. PATIENTS CONTROLLED ANALGESIA (PCA) PUMP: A pump used to deliver pain medication, which is equipped with a feature that allows patients to self-administer a controlled amount of medication, as needed. PCA is very effective method for administering opiates to patients for pain relief, and gives patients a sense of control over their pain.
3. SYRINGE PUMPS: fluid is held in the reservoir of a syringe, and a moveable piston controls fluid delivery. Syringe pump is related to long Volume pump but still different features. Another use of syringe pump is in palliative care. These pumps are the preferred choice for lower volume and low flow rate infusions.
4. INSULIN PUMPS: A pump typically used to deliver insulin to patients with diabetes. Insulin pumps are frequently used in the home, but also may be used in a healthcare facility.
5. ELASOMERIC PUMP: fluid is held in a stretchable balloon reservoir, and pressure from the elastic walls of the balloon drives fluid delivery. Built with an elastic balloon inside a very tough outer cover, the device pushes intravenous medication through tubing and a filter that is attached to the reservoir. Depending on the pumps’ size the drug inside the pump can be delivered over a time spread varying between thirty minutes to seven days
6. ENTERAL PUMP: A pump used to deliver liquid nutrients and medications to a patient’s digestive tract. This type of pump is using for patients require nutrition through continuous feeding, intermittent feeding or feeding and flushing.
7. PERISTALTIC PUMP: mechanical pump in which pressure is provided by the movement of a constriction along a tube, similar to biological peristalsis.
8. AMBULATORY INFUSION PUMPS: This is types of infusion pump found inside an ambulatory vehicle for administer the medicine/ drugs/ or fluid to the patient through a short period of time. Most ambulatory infusion pump are battery backup, very easy to operate and less mL of fluid measurement, ambulatory pumps are designed to be portable or wearable.
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