intravenous infusion port
Using IV pumps is unique as it can be used for many purposes. It makes it easy to receive medications through a special intravenous infusion port. It is used for chemotherapy infusion and many other uses.
When you find out you will need an IV port for intravenous infusion access, you have to go to the hospital for surgery to have this special port implanted in the chest, usually a day surgery. It is a fairly safe surgery, using local anesthetic and intravenous sedation. A tube goes from the neck, usually through the juggler vein to the intravenous infusion port.
It is excellent for chemotherapy infusion, or anytime a patient requires medications, fluids or nutrition through a regular intravenous catheter line. The permanent central venous catheter avoids breaking veins by using frequent intravenous catheters in the arm. The intravenous infusion catheter can also be used for blood samples, and receive blood transfusions. The one I am familiar with was a dual port where medications go from one side, and then you let that side rest and use the other side for awhile.