Transition to an elastomeric infusion pump in home care: an evidence-based approach

J Infus Nurs. 2012 May-Jun;35(3):143-51. doi: 10.1097/NAN.0b013e31824d1b7a.


A fatal overdose of a chemotherapeutic agent delivered to a patient via an electronic infusion device served as a stark reminder of the risks that infusion therapy poses to patients and health care providers and as the impetus for a strategy to optimize safe and efficient delivery of home infusion therapy. The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice Star Model of Knowledge Transformation was used as the evidence-based framework for the implementation of a portable infusion pump that supports home infusion of high-risk medications, leading to increased patient and caregiver satisfaction. Evaluation of this implementation supports the use of an elastomeric infusion device for a high-risk therapy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Nursing*
  • Home Care Services*
  • Infusion Pumps*
  • United States