Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions in the Palliative Care Setting Policy

Name/Title

Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions in the Palliative Care Setting Policy (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-89-1366

Current from

10/01/2019

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Policy

Summary

A subcutaneous infusion allows safe and effective continuous administration of medications when other routes are inappropriate or ineffective. Nursing staff caring for a patient with a subcutaneous infusion must have completed the Capabiliti LMS Ambulatory Infusion Pump, NIKI T34 (EQ03 EL1) education program (including face to face training from the regional palliative care coordinators for NIKI pumps), and are to be deemed competent by a member of the regional palliative care team or regional staff development team.

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