Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: Milrinone, dobutamine, insulin, pumps (PubMed Search)
Continuous home infusion therapies of medications such as insulin, milrinone, dobutamine, and pulmonary hypertension medication such as treprostinil are becoming more common. As a result, you may see these patients present to the emergency room and need to know the basics for checking the pump.
These questions are very important to determine if you will need to order a replacement infusion bag and run it on a hospital infusion pump, or if the patient can safely remain on their pump during the initial medical evaluation.