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St. Maarten Medical Center
It is a light weight disposable pump that can be used to give medications such as chemotherapy.
It is a balloon pump that squeezes the chemotherapy out of the balloon through the tubing into your blood stream. The pump enables you to receive the chemotherapy safely and comfortably in your home.
With little adjustment, you can go out and work when having the pump on.
The pump is filled with medication prescribed by your oncologist.
The product immediately starts delivering medication once it is connected to your catheter/port and will continue until it is empty or disconnected.
The pump slowly gives you the chemotherapy by pumping the medication into your blood stream. It runs at a set rate and does not need programming and/or batteries.
The nurse has instructed you that the Luer Lock Connector should always be taped to your skin at approximately the same level as the top of the device.
When the balloon inside the bottle is empty, you can see the small bumps on the balloon (empty indicator buttons) you will be given an appointment to have your pump disconnected or changed at the hospital before it is empty.
Most patients have no problems with the infusion pump. You will be given instructions on what to do if problems arise and how to get help during the day and after Clinic hours.
If you need to go to the emergency room, make sure you bring all the information you have been given on your chemotherapy and the pump with you.
The infusor device should not be submerged
or exposed to a direct stream of water.
Place the infusor in a plastic bag or on a flat
surface outside the shower/bath.
Place the infusor at approximately the same
level to where the device connects to your
port. The device can be placed on its side
under your pillow.
It is acceptable to exercise with the infusor
as long as the product remains close to
room temperature and is not exposed to
water. Avoid contact sports.
The device is safe to use around pets, but
ensure that it is protected from chewing
The infusor can be utilized during everyday
activities (e.g. cooking) as long as the device
is in a location where it can remain at room
temperature and is not exposed to extreme
heat or cold. Keep the device out of direct
It is safe to travel on planes that have pres-