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Electrical Devices and Electromagnectic Field Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Field Interference (RFI)

Electrical Devices and Electromagnectic Field Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Field Interference (RFI) - Clinical Hub, Nursing Hub, Intrathecal Pump Placement For Long-Term Treatment Of Chronic Pain

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Large amounts of EMI or RFI could potentially alter information stored in the pump’s memory. It also may affect operation of one or more of the pump’s internal components, but it will not damage the device. The microprocessor inside the SynchroMed Pump contains a self-test that checks the pump program a few times each minute. If the pump memory is compromised, the self-test will sound a memory error alarm. If a memory alarm occurs, the pump will need to be reprogrammed before it will start again. 

The pump may set off metal detectors. A patient identification card should be brought to airports for security clearance. Metal detectors will not interfere with therapy.