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IV Pump Maintenance: How to Properly Clean Infusion Systems

Cleaning Alaris 8100 IV Infusion Pump

For all kinds of healthcare facilities, IV infusion pumps are a patient essential. In fact, according to the Materiel Services department at the University of Michigan Health Systems, 86% of all patients admitted to hospital beds require infusion pumps. Syringe pumps and smart pumps are used in both medical centers and by patients in their own homes. But to keep these infusion systems working properly and keep patient health from being compromised, specific care and cleaning instructions must be followed. The following are some of those instructions.

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Programmable Infusion Pump Market Predicted To Expand Rapidly Through 2025

Programmable Infusion Pump Market Predicted To Expand Rapidly Through 2025

Since the 1960s, infusion pumps have become a fixture in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. But in the digital age, it makes sense that a higher-tech version would be more preferred. Due to field advancements, increased availability, and patient demand, the programmable infusion pump market is expected to expand rapidly through 2025.

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Maintaining Your Medical Equipment Purchasing Power

Medical Equipment Purchasing Power

By Ibby Smith Stofer

In times of declining admissions, patients becoming consumers, insurance companies dictating what services they will cover, increased competition, aging physical facilities, and minimal margins; the hospital market still faces additional challenges. The economic climate and monetary policies continue to cause healthcare providers to ask themselves, “Is now the time to act?” Should we accelerate acquisition or the replacement of medical equipment? And if so, what is the best finance option?

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Infusion Pump Glossary: Important Terms to Know

Infusion Pump Glossary- Important Terms to Know

When a medical professional needs to regulate the amount and rate of fluids given through an IV, there are two ways to accomplish this task. While the manual method has been in use for a longer period of time, the electric pump method has become the preferred technique since being introduced to the market in the 1960s. But even though hospitals and healthcare facilities use infusion pumps on a daily basis, not every staff member will be familiar with some of the terminology that pertains to this equipment. We've explained some of the most important terms in today's helpful glossary post.

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Infusions 101: Everything You Need to Know About Infusion Therapy

Everything You Need to Know About Infusion Therapy

If someone has a disease where they can't eat, can't take her medication properly, or needs medication to go directly into the bloodstream, they will often turn to infusion therapy. It's perfect for somebody with cancer, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or other internal illnesses that need to be treated using an intravenous medication.

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How to Say No and Not Lose The Customer

How to Say No and Not Lose The Customer

By Ibby Smith Stofer

No matter who is asking, or what they are asking for, saying no is never easy!

Do you remember the saying “It’s not what you say but how you say it?”

This is great advice. Over the course of my career, I have seen how this old saying holds tried and true.

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