Accuracy and consistency of modern elastomeric pumps

Robyn S. Weisman, Andres Missair, Phung Pham, Juan F. Gutierrez, Ralf E. Gebhard

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Continuous peripheral nerve blockade has become a popular method of achieving postoperative analgesia for many surgical procedures. The safety and reliability of infusion pumps are dependent on their flow rate accuracy and consistency. Knowledge of pump rate profiles can help physicians determine which infusion pump is best suited for their clinical applications and specific patient population. Several studies have investigated the accuracy of portable infusion pumps. Using methodology similar to that used by Ilfeld et al, we investigated the accuracy and consistency of several current elastomeric pumps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-428
Number of pages6
JournalRegional anesthesia and pain medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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