A nurse’s guide to the care of an Infusor System

Date: 
1 Jan 2016
Audience: 
Patients and public
Professionals
Type of resource: 
Guidance

An Infusor System is a small, lightweight, disposable, non-electronic portable device. It contains an elastomeric balloon pre-filled with a chemotherapy drug that is encased inside a plastic bottle. This method of delivery is a convenient way of administering chemotherapy to avoid long stays in hospital and to keep life as normal as possible for the patient. Delivering treatment in this way is called ‘ambulatory chemotherapy’. The patient must have a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) in place in order to receive chemotherapy via an Infusor System.