Your function is one of the most process-driven areas of the hospital, yet too frequently one of the most over utilized and understaffed. Your department plays a critical role in sustaining the health and welfare of the patients you serve and can be a significant advocate for the technology your hospital chooses to efficiently manage post-op pain. We have an alternative solution for you to consider that will enhance your facility’s opioid-avoidance initiatives while reducing the cost and labor burden for you to support those goals in your Pharmacy.
Meet 2021 ISMP Infusion Safety Best Practices
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommends Best Practice 8D1 which urges that infusion pumps that offer boluses and a continuous rate should have hard limit settings for each infusion mode. The Nimbus II PainPRO pump meets this Best Practice standard with hard limit settings in each of its 12 protocols and aggregate Global Guard hard limits. Other single-patient-use electronic pain pumps have no safety limits.
The Nimbus II PainPRO pump is a next-and-best pain pump solution that draws local anesthetic from a standard medication bag to better suit to your Pharmacy process making it easier and more cost-effective to expand your non-narcotic program. Compounding medication in an IV bag can be easier to maintain USP 797 compliance reducing the cost, time and supplies needed to fill elastomeric devices.
1. Institute for Safe Medication Practices. 2020-2021 ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals. 2020: Pg. 9. Best Practice 8d.