We are a 10 bed PICU and 40 peds hospital with just 2 syringe pumps. Thanks to having a new PICU manager we receiving several new syring pumps (FYI-we do not ususally have many infants in our units but that will ebe changing soon).
:chuckleI am planning to write a competency and do an inservice for all the nurses on the use of syringe pumps. For the experienced PICU nurses (few of them here) it is a no brainer but since I am teaching floor nurses and new grads I would like to ask you the general population...
what do you use your syringe pumps for and if you have a competency/ protocol on syringe pumps would you share it?:chuckle
so far I have
titratable gtts like propofol, dopamine, dobutamine,etc
antibiotics (small volumes)
I can't think of other indications for using a syringe pump...(brain fart)