04619653 is referenced by 111 patents and cites 11 patents.

A medication infusion system provides redundant safety and includes condition detecting and informational alarm signal generating apparatus for indicating if (1) a fluid leak occurs in different portions of the system; (2) a programmable input from a patient or physician would result in exceeding a safe dosage limit; (3) the reservoir containing medication has been filled; (4) the intended medication pumping does not correlate with the pumping actually effected; (5) battery voltage is low; (6) the medication reserve is low; and (7) the system has been switched off. The apparatus may provide subcutaneous electrical, thermal, or audible stimulation to the patient and also provides a signal which a physician may monitor. The stimulation may be coded to separately identify each above-listed deviation in nominal system performance. In addition, the number of medication requests are correlated with actual medication dispensing to assure proper operation. An identification scheme is provided which matches the patient with his or her corresponding medication.

Apparatus for detecting at least one predetermined condition and providing an informational signal in response thereto in a medication infusion system
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
November 4, 1982
Publication Date
October 28, 1986
Robert E Fischell
Silver Spring
Howard W Califano
Robert E Archibald
The Johns Hopkins University
A61M 7/00
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