The Medtronic SynchroMed programmer is the external component of the SynchroMed Infusion System. The programmer, which controls the drug administration activities of the pump, transmits instructions through the programming head to the pump via coded radio-frequency signals. There are several units located with the hospital. Contact Stephen Deutsch, MD or Miroslav Backonja, MD for assistance.
The programmer is used to noninvasively interrogate and program an implanted SynchroMed pump. The programmer uses a programming head to establish a two-way radio-frequency link with the implanted pump. Through the programming head, the programmer transmits interrogation and programming signals to the pump and receives status information from the pump. This interchange of information and programming instructions is referred to as telemetry.