Patients & Visitors

Infusion pumps

Some patients visiting LHSC will require infusion pumps for their medications. These pumps are used to control how quickly medications are infused so that they are administered safely. Most often, only nursing staff will operate the infusion pump. If you need medication delivered by infusion pump that is patient-operated (for example, after surgery), you will receive training on how to safely operate the infusion pump. You may hear alarms or alerts from infusion pumps. If this occurs, alert your nurse for assistance with managing the device. If you have any questions about your infusion pump, please speak to a member of your health-care team.