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Clinical safety note 
There are physical and operational differences between different brands of elastomeric infusors. Always refer to the operator's manual for a complete list of all warnings and precautions associated with these devices. Flow rates of these devices can be affected by variables such as heat, cold, presence of fever and hypertension. See ISMP safety alert regarding an incident involving the rapid infusion of high dose fluorouracil.

Only health care professionals who have attained competency, as per institutional guidelines, in non-electronic infusion device management and related competencies, e.g. safe administration, handling and waste management of cytotoxics, and central venous access device care, should perform these procedures.

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10 Aug 2022