IV Solution and Bag Shortage

Another viable treatment option for your patients

There are alternative ways to deliver medications

In light of manufacturing supply constraints and natural disasters, IV solutions and bags are becoming nearly impossible to come by. Clinics across the country are looking for viable, alternative options. And, some have found a solution for substituting IV mini bags used for pre-meds and chemo drugs with Ambulatory IV elastomeric pumps. This has allowed them to focus on patient care and not on the shortage. Click here to read one nurse’s testimonial about why they switched.

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FAQs

Q: How does the pump work?
A: The pump has a pre-set flow rate so it will infuse automatically over a set period of time (i.e. 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, etc.).

Q: Do I need to hang the pump?
A: No. This can be worn by the patient through a clip on their clothing or in a pouch/fanny pack.

Q: Does the pump come pre-filled?
A: No. You can fill the pump with a liter bag of fluids. Example: 1L bag fills ten 100mL Eclipse* Homepump* ambulatory infusion pumps.

Q: Can I use this with pre-meds?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I use with chemo?
A: Yes.

Q: What are the most popular product codes to order in substitute for the IV Solution mini-bags?
A: E102000: 100mL pump that will infuse over 30 minutes. Underfill and overfill capabilities for longer/shorter infusion rate or smaller/larger volume.

E101000: 100mL pump that will infuse over 60 minutes. Underfill and overfill capabilities for longer/shorter infusion rate or smaller/larger volume.