What is a Syringe Pump?
A syringe pump is a type of medical device that administers medications or fluids in small, precise doses. It is typically used in healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, and home care, and can also be used in research and laboratory settings.
The syringe pump consists of a motorized plunger that pushes a syringe filled with medication or fluid at a controlled rate. The syringe pump can be programmed to deliver medications or liquids at a specific rate over a set period of time.
Syringe pumps are commonly used in critical care settings where precise dosing is vital, such as in the administration of anesthesia, pain management, and chemotherapy. They are also used in neonatal care to deliver small, precise doses of medication to infants.
The benefits of using a syringe pump include accurate dosing, reduced risk of medication errors, and improved patient safety. They can also enhance the efficiency of medical treatment by allowing healthcare providers to administer medications or fluids over a set period of time without the need for manual administration.