Last month, we received the cool and totally non-alarming news that drug infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira could be easily hacked over a network. The company has stopped making the pumps, and now the FDA has concluded that yes, hospitals should probably stop using them too.
It was in the 90s that a string of friends had to have their appendix removed. For at least one, the appendix had already burst… 😦
More to the topic onhand though, one of the friends remarked when I visited that they knew the code to their IV drug dispenser after having watched the nurse. It was “1234”, or some such. It’s funny to recall, but I really would not recommend altering your dose.