“There are different types of pumps but generally their use is intravenous, however subcutaneous, arterial and epidural infusions are used occasionally.”
Postoperative pain is usually one of the major concerns in plastic surgery and with it the fear of pain, nausea, vomiting and side effects after surgery contributes greatly to the decision-making of patients about performing your cosmetic procedure.
We can find this pain control device of great help so that you can take home with you, the pain pump, which is a device that will control your postoperative pain for the hours following surgery, it should always be your specialist doctor who takes care of control the type and quantity of drugs contained in the device in order to obtain the best benefits from it. Each Pump is prepared in a personalized way for the patient, taking into account characteristics such as age, allergies, coexisting diseases, the type of surgery and the duration of the device. In each specific case, our anesthesiologists carry out a complete study of the patient that begins with the pre-anesthetic assessment, in which they review all the information of each one to ensure that they are given personalized and specialized attention in each case.
It is connected through a tube to a vein in your body. You press a button when you feel pain and the pump gives you a dose of medicine set by your doctor. An excessive amount of medication cannot be given because the pump is programmed to prevent this from happening and thus prevent the patient from self-medicating any dose that is not previously established.
“We can mention among the benefits of the Pump, it is indicated for Pain Management, reduces nausea and vomiting, controls pain with multimodal analgesia, generates fewer side effects, contributes to the process of de-inflammation, reduces the risk of postoperative complications, helps a quick recovery.”
How is the pump used?
The pumps generate mechanical pressure to move fluid through a tube into the patient’s vascular system, helping to deliver fluids with more precision. They allow greater accuracy in the drip rate than gravity systems through a clamp that regulates the flow.
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