Two come with each new pump, so I now have eight of them. The pair come in a little Ziploc baggie, the type you might put a pair of earrings in. The neatly folded piece of paper in the bag identifies the little blue clips inside as “Infusion Set Tubing Clamps.”
The same name is repeated, no shit, in 20 more languages.
But why would you want to clamp off your tubing? Wouldn’t that cause a No Delivery or a (((shudder))) Motor Error? I checked the manual and there was no mention of tubing clamps. I checked Med-T’s website. Again, no luck. I Googled and found about 20 people who posted questions at various pumper message boards, asking, “Hey, what the fuck are these little blue clips for, anyway?”
But no one had answered them.
So I emailed Ken, of Ken and Barbie fame, who was introduced to you at the beginning of our most recent adventure, about a month ago.
His reply was: “You know you are the FIRST person on the planet who as actually asked this curious question. The clamp is used as a troubleshooting step to test motor pressure and reservoir pressure should the need arise.”
Lord protect us from the need arising.