elastomeric infusion device

elastomeric infusion device

Therapeutics A device used to administer therapeutics–eg, analgesics, antimicrobials, chemotherapy Pros Portable, single use Cons Low infusion pressure, expensive. See Infusion device, Minibag. Cf Central venous catheter.
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Because the reported cases involved significant injury to otherwise healthy young adults, the FDA wants to advise health care professionals that elastomeric infusion devices or any other infusion pump are not cleared by [the agency] to deliver intra-articular infusions of local anesthetics and should not be used for this purpose," according to the statement, which listed bupivacaine, chlorprocaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine, procaine, and ropivacaine as the marketed local anesthetics.