Implanted Intrathecal pain pumps

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Victor B. DeLapp
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Implanted Intrathecal pain pumps

1. How are implanted Intrathecal pumps documented at your institution?
2. Are medication orders entered on the MAR for these infusions?
3. How are drug combinations orders handled such as clonidine/HYDROmorphone or morphine/bupivacaine; i.e., are these combinations setup in the hospital formulary for CPOE, ordersets, etc?
4. Is a Pain Management Consult required.
5. If not, who reads the pump programming?
6. Do you have a policy governing IT pump use in the hospital?
7. Are you willing to share policies and/or ordersets?

Thanks, Vic