I am new to the pump group. Despite being a nurse I feel overwhelmed by all the information. I have gone to a few insulin pump classes as figured that this would be my best option if working in the ICU setting, unless the alarms will be set off by electromagnetic waves from all the high level equipment ?? Not sure if this will be an issue.
But dont understand why my CDE keeps saying " when in doubt , take it out ". Are pump failures common ? What about occlusion of the infusion set ? Am thin as a rail and somewhat needle-phobic ( not when giving shots to other people..)
Is the rate of infusion set occlusion HIGH ? And what contributes to it ?
Does everyone here follow the same mantra of "If in doubt , take it out ?"
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