Reply to post: Re: My only question is ...

Hacking these medical pumps is as easy as copying a booby-trapped file over the network

JassMan Silver badge

Re: My only question is ...

You have obviously never had a catheter stuck in your arm. Sometimes, they hurt like hell and when you are in a drugged up haze your natural reaction is to pull them out. They can even fall out when you roll over if you have previously been tugging at the sticky tape first. Sometimes the nurse punctures the otherside of the intended vein and the injected fluid wells up inside your body. This is why the nurse has to come and check. Just having a pump saying that X milliliters of drug have left its output orifice is no guarantee that they have arrived in the appropriate vein.

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