Device that delivers fluids intravenously through a catheter. Infusion pumps employ automatic, programmable pumping mechanisms to deliver continuous fluids, anesthesia, drugs, and blood infusions to the patient. The pump is hung on an intravenous pole placed next to the patient’s bed.
Central Venous Access Device
This is a large catheter (IV) placed into one of the large blood vessels of the shoulder, neck, or groin. The catheter’s large size allows drugs and fluids to be given quickly and easily. With these IVs, several solutions can be given at the same time. It can also measure blood pressures. This helps us know if the patient needs more or less fluid.