An infusion set according to Wikipedia is used with devices such as an insulin pump with the purpose delivering insulin under the skin and fulfilling a similar function like an intravenous line. It is a complete tubing system to connect an insulin pump to the pump user and as such includes a subcutaneous cannula, adhesive mount, quick-disconnect, and a pump cartridge connector.
It is an infusion set that is used to administer intravenous therapy, wherein a liquid substance is delivered directly into the patients’ vein. It provides medical personnel with a brisk and effective means to deliver fluids and medication during medical conditions such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, specialized medication delivery, or for blood transfusions. However, the type of administration depends upon the rate and type of infusion, and the kind of solution container used. An infusion set should always be tailored to the patient and the planned treatment procedure.
Most infusion sets are made up of PVC material to ensure high strength, ease of sealing, resistance to sterilization procedures, and are relatively more economical.