PCA, dilaudid and hospice--question

  1. Question- PCA pump, using dilaudid for hospice pt....new syringe, program ,,,2 choices hydromorphone or
    z hospice hydromorphone. Other RN mature states either ok since conc are the same with same rate. I know pharm sets settings but if anyone can fill me in what it usually is, or, ............no difference.?? thanks
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  3. by   LouisVRN
    That depends on your hospital and who programmed the pumps. I work on a med-surg floor so we don't have a specific hospice option but we do have a high dose option, the difference isn't usually the concentration but the limits and parameters that trigger an alarm.