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The Importance of an IV Pump

Patients in the acute care setting are most likely going to require intravenous medications. The medical device used to deliver medications and intravenous fluids is call an IV pump. An intravenous pump delivers these medications via an intravenous catheter, central lines, or subcutaneously. The subcutaneous route of administration with an intravenous pump is rarely used but has been effective. Some patients that have a chronic illness and are at home usually have a home healthcare nurse that monitors infusion therapy via an intravenous pump. Home infusion therapy has also proven…

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