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
May 26, '10
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.