CONTROLLING PAIN: Using ziconotide for intrathecal infusions
Alisia A. Mitchell APRN-BC
Anne J. Sapienza-Crawford RN, CNP, MSN
Kari L. Hanley RN, C, BSN
Kristi J. Lokey LPN
Linda Wells RN

December 2008 
Volume 38  Number 12
Pages 19 - 19
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Mitchell, Alisia A. APRN-BC; Sapienza-Crawford, Anne J. RN, CNP, MSN; Hanley, Kari L. RN, C, BSN; Lokey, Kristi J. LPN; Wells, Linda RN

Issue: Volume 38(12), December 2008, p 19 Publication Type: [Department: upFront: CONTROLLING PAIN] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Alisia A. Mitchell is a nurse practitioner at Integrated Pain Solutions in Westerville, Ohio; Anne J. Sapienza-Crawford is a nurse practitioner at the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic Foundation; Kari L. Hanley is a nurse specialist at Pain Care Associates in Waterford, Mich.; Kristi J. Lokey is a licensed practical nurse at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark.; and Linda Wells is a nurse at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

QUESTION: What is ziconotide (Prialt) intrathecal infusion, and how is it used?

ANSWER: Ziconotide is a nonopioid analgesic that's administered via intrathecal infusion using an implanted pump and catheter. It's indicated to treat severe chronic ...

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