Soins complexes à domicile pour enfants

Intravenous antibiotic therapy

How does it work?


The pump works with non-rechargeable batteries or a rechargeable battery (depending on model) and is light enough to be worn all day by most children (usually in a small backpack).
It is programmed to automatically deliver the antibiotic into your child’s catheter at the times prescribed by the doctor.
Outside these periods, a very small amount of medication is administered by the pump to prevent the vein from blocking. Your child stays connected to the pump.
A CADD brand pump is commonly used in children, especially the Legacy®PLUS, Prizm ®VIP or ®Solis VIP models. The CADD-Legacy® PLUS pump was chosen to illustrate the steps of the care shown here.

Your child’s healthcare team will supervise the IV treatment and ensure that the equipment is functioning properly. Ask your healthcare team about specific recommendations for your child, including the procedure for changing the protective dressing which protects the insertion site of the catheter.

Refer to your healthcare team if the equipment used for your child is different from what is described in the care methods.

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