Thanks to Mark for this helpful response. Alison Clement Librarian Marshall Community Health Library 681 Main Street, Suite 103 Placerville, CA 95667 ph. : (530) 626-2778 fax: : (530) 626-2779 -----Original Message----- From: Mark Vrabel [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 6:54 AM To: Clement, Alison Subject: RE: REF Q: implanted pumps -- hospital policies Hi Alison, My suggestions aren't other hospitals' policies, but rather policies/guidelines from two professional associations: Our (ONS) Access Device Guidelines: Recommendations for Nursing Practice and Education, Third Edition http://esource.ons.org/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU=INPU0600 has an "Implanted Pumps" section on pages 95-100 (and "Ambulatory Infusion Pumps" on pages 101-104). And the Infusion Nurses Society's Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice (2011), Policies and Procedures for Infusion Nursing, 4th edition, and textbook Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach all have sections on implanted pumps - information about all three publications is at http://www.ins1.org/i4a/ams/amsstore/category.cfm Mark Vrabel, MLS, AHIP, ELS Information Resources Supervisor Oncology Nursing Society 125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214 [log in to unmask] twitter.com/ONSmark -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Clement, Alison Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 5:17 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: REF Q: implanted pumps -- hospital policies 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 appreciated! Alison Clement Librarian Marshall Community Health Library 681 Main Street, Suite 103 Placerville, CA 95667 ph. : (530) 626-2778 fax: : (530) 626-2779 This message (and any associated files) is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential, subject to copyright or constitutes a trade secret. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying or distribution of this message, or files associated with this message, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Messages sent to and from us may be monitored. Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. Therefore, we do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions that are present in this message, or any attachment, that have arisen as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required, please request a hard-copy version. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company.