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Continuous Infusion Pump Instructions

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The infusion pump is working properly when: 

  • There is a green light flashing in the circle in the center of the pump
  • There is a periodic audible movement of the gears (winding sound)

The pump is NOT working properly when: 

  • It alarms (could be short beeps or a constant tone)
  • “OCL” indicates there is an occlusion (constant beeping): 
    • To resolve, check the tubing for any kinks
    • Push the run/pause button to silence the alarm
    • Push the run/pause button again to restart the pump
    • If pump continue to alarm, call the chemo clinic
  • “MA” indicates there is a malfunction with the pump (constant tone):
    • To resolve: 
    • Push the run/pause button to silence the alarm
    • Gently press on the top of the cassette (top of pump)
    • Push the run/pause button again to restart the pump
  • “Low battery” will be indicated by a blinking battery symbol on the screen
    • To resolve: 
    • Push the run/pause button to silence the alarm
    • Replace the batteries immediately (2 AA batteries, found in pump bag)
    • To replace batteries, turn the bottom of pump all the way to the left until the cap comes off
    • After replacing batteries, replace bottom cap and turn to the right until the two lines pair up
    • Push the run/pause button again to restart the pump

If all attempts to correct the pump problem are exhausted, please call (253) 428-8721 during clinic hours to be connected to the chemo room for further instructions. 

Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 

If it is after hours, or a weekend, call (253) 428-8700 to page the Doctor on call for further instructions. 

Ambit continuous infusion pump diagram