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Your doctor has decided to give a medicine called deferoxamine (Desferal®). This medicine helps to get rid of some excess iron that has built up in your child’s body. Deferoxamine binds with iron and helps remove it from the body. The medicine is given as an infusion into the fatty part of the skin over several hours.
The pump battery should last about 150 infusions. When the battery gets low, call St. Jude Home Infusion Services at 901-595-7464. The following is a link to the Crono Website Patient Educational Resources, operator’s manual.
When the infusion is complete, the pump will beep, and the display will show End.
After a few seconds the pusher will begin returning to the start position. When the pusher has returned to the start position, the display will show OFF, and the pump is ready for the next infusion.
These batteries will last 6–8 months. Do not remove a battery during an infusion. This will cause the pump to reset and start over again.
When the battery gets low, call St. Jude Home Infusion Services at 901-595-7464.
The CR 123A 3V-Lithium battery requires FedEx Ground when delivered.
If traveling on an airplane, the battery and pump can be carried on the plane but cannot be packed in checked baggage.
|Low Battery Symbol
|Battery is low.
|Change battery as soon as possible. Or call St. Jude Home Infusion Services
|Complete battery failure
|Replace battery as soon as possible. Or call St. Jude Home Infusion Services.
|Blocked or trapped infusion line
|Press + button
|All other alarms
|Call St. Jude Home Infusion Services.
If you have questions about how to give deferoxamine using the Crono™ pump, please contact St. Jude Home Infusion Services staff at 901-595-7464.
Reviewed: September 2022