Infusion pumps are medical devices that deliver fluids, such as nutrients and medications, into a patient’s body in controlled amounts. They are commonly used in hospital intensive care units and wards, but smaller portable infusion pumps are now being used to treat patients at home.
These devices offer significant advantages over manual administration of fluids, including the ability to deliver fluids in very small volumes, and the ability to deliver fluids at precisely programmed rates or automated intervals. There are many types of infusion pumps, including large volume, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), syringe, enteral and insulin pumps. Some are designed mainly for stationary use at a patient’s bedside. Others, called ambulatory infusion pumps, are designed to be portable or wearable.
Honeywell sensor and switch solutions are designed to enhance the performance and reliability of infusion pumps, monitor the delivery of fluids, medicines and nutrients to the patient and ensure the safe administration of the treatment to the patient.