Elastomeric Pump vs CADD for Outpatient 5-Fu

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Miheret Tesfaye
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Elastomeric Pump vs CADD for Outpatient 5-Fu


Our health system is considering switching our ambulatory 5-FU infusions to be dispensed in elastomeric pumps from CADD pumps due to reports of spills, disconnects and alarms.

There is some literature out there citing spills occurring upto 40% of the time as well as excess fluid being present at disconnect upto 40% of the time (sample sizes were small).

Curious, if you use elastomeric pumps in your oncology space if this is your experience? Also, what failures do you experience when using these pumps.

Your time and response is greatly appreciated!