• Question: What size are infusion pumps?

    Asked by Hazel1597 to Kevin on 15 Mar 2019.
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      Kevin OBrien answered on 15 Mar 2019:

      It varies. Our smallest is a syringe pump that’s about the size of a smartphone, but three times the thickness. It can be carried in a pouch while in use.
      Our largest is only for hospital use. It delivers fluid using a peristaltic mechanic, which pinches and squeezes the tube to push the fluid.
      It’s slightly larger then a 2 litre bottle of milk, and a bit heavier.