Ambulatory IV pump use continues to increase annually

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Research suggests that the use of ambulatory pumps is becoming commonplace and with advancing technologies will continue to grow at an annual rate of approximately 9% over the next 5 years” Paparella (2018).

Abstract:

Before the 1980s, patients were often hospitalized to treat diseases unresponsive to oral medications. Since then, the increasing availability of ambulatory infusion pumps has made treating patients with intravenous (IV) therapy in alternative settings, including the home, possible. Research suggests that the use of ambulatory pumps is becoming commonplace and with advancing technologies will continue to grow at an annual rate of approximately 9% over the next 5 years.

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Reference:

Paparella, S.F. (2018) Ambulatory Infusion Pumps: Coming to an Emergency Department Near You. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 44(5), p.517–519.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2018.05.016

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