Policies and Guidelines

Nursing staff must enter the Patient ID in the Alaris IV Pump program for assigned patients. Nursing staff practicing on an Alaris IV Pump for educational purposes must enter the first two alpha letters for their site followed by 12345678.


1. Enter the 8 digit hospital unit number beginning with the following when prompted for Patient ID: • CB Cape Breton Regional Hospital, North Sydney, Glace Bay & New Waterford • BM Buchanan Memorial Hospital • IC Inverness Consolidated Hospital • SH Sacred Heart Community Centre • VC Victoria County Memorial Hospital

2. Verify the correct Patient ID has been entered at the beginning of every shift