Knowledge Series

Knowledge Series

What is an Infusion Pump?
An Infusion Pump is a device which is used to deliver fluids into a patient’s circulatory system. The device delivers the fluid in a regulated manner. They can administer fluid in amounts that are practically impossible, and administer fluid of amount as little as .1 ML per hour, or minute depending on the quantity prescribed by the doctor. Insulin pumps are capable of delivering fluids in small or large amounts, and can be used to deliver medications or nutrients, for example – insulin and other hormones, chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, and painkillers.
What is a Syringe Pump?
Infusion pumps were originally developed by researchers. One type of infusion pump is a Syringe pump, which is used for controlled drug delivery. It is a small infusion pump which is used to gradually administer little amounts of medication either to a patient or in biomedical research. Syringe pumps are useful in delivering Intravenous medications over the course of minutes which reduces the chance of human error.
WHAT IS SURGICAL SMOKE?
Medical surgeries have proven to be a boon for mankind; however, they too come with a lot of consequences. Did you know that a lot of OR professionals are exposed to potentially dangerous smoke plume emanating from electrosurgical units? Inhaling this smoke for hours can prove to be very fatal and causes several health complications. Surgical smoke is a lethal by-product produced from the use of surgical devices. This smoke includes roughly 150 chemicals, including 16 EPA priority pollutants, toxic and carcinogenic substances, viruses and bacteria.