I am hoping that some other hospital librarians can help me with this:

I have been asked to find examples of other hospitals'
policies/procedures relating to patients who present with an implanted
insulin pump or pain (e.g. Marcaine) pump, in various settings:
emergency, ambulatory surgery, etc.)  I have searched without success,
in Google Scholar/Pubmed.  My colleagues are also interested in any
literature or policies that describe procedures that deal with
determining whether a patient has a pump if they are unconscious.  So
anything your hospital has regarding implanted pumps would be much


Alison Clement


Marshall Community Health Library

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Placerville, CA 95667


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