The Basics of Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus for Smart Pump Library Development
Intermittent bolus is a novel method of analgesia delivery that has emerged in the past decade, particularly with the introduction of smart pumps with programmable intermittent bolus capability.
This presentation provides a primer on the basics of intermittent bolus delivery for epidural infusions used in labor and delivery patients. Topics covered include an explanation of intermittent bolus therapy, a limited review of published literature on the topic, and an introduction to incorporating intermittent bolus into smart pump libraries.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Define intermittent bolus therapy and identify its use in clinical practice
- Discuss examples of intermittent epidural bolus therapy dosing regimens and clinical outcomes in labor and delivery patients from the literature
- Review sample CADD®-Solis protocols for intermittent epidural bolus therapy