Emergency Shut-Off of IntraThecal Pumps

Updated December 24, 2013
Author: McKinley

Description: How to turn off the IntraThecal Pumps if necessary

IT Pump Emergency Shut-Off

Medtronic Intrathecal Infusion Pump
Emergency Shut-Off Programming Instructions

Occasionally it becomes necessary to turn off an implanted intrathecal pump for emergency reasons. 
Here's how to do it:

A. Get PROGRAMMER device, located in the MMC Bramhall OR Substerile Room common to ORs 9-10-11-12

medtronicprogrammer
It is in a labeled Black Tackle Box

programmertacklebox

B. Follow the Instructions on this pdf file for Medtronic Programmer Components

C. Specifically, Performing a Therapy Stop

D. MEDTRONIC 24 HOUR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: 1-800-707-0933
Local Clinical Rep, Laura Eliason RN: 1-207-650-8045