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- by CCURN Sep 10, '03What CS sedation meds do you use on your unit, and what precautions do you use. Do you have to go through any courses
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- Sep 10, '03 by zambeziWe usually use propofol for our consious sedation...we have a short "training" policy type deal (what the drug is, how is works, side effects, half life, what we need in the room, rn responsibilities, etc ) that we have to read that includes a post test. We also have to actually read the hospital policy for documention, etc. Occassionally we will use versed/ms or some other variation but propofol is it probably 99% of the time. What do you use?
- Sep 11, '03 by CCURNWe use Propofol, Versed, Ativan, Fentanyl, and Morphine
- Sep 11, '03 by zambeziWe also use those, this is more specific than my last post...usually, for line pulls we use versed and ms, for vented patients or procedures (tee, bronchs, cardioversions, etc) we use propofol, if we have to tc pace we usually give versed/ms... we use fentanyl and propofol for our fresh post op hearts until we extubate, and we use ativan occassionally for vented patients if no propofol and for our etoh or very agitated patients (or haldol...).
- Sep 25, '03 by SepdrnWe have a Conscious Sedation Protocol in the hospital I work in. We are to review it every year in competencies. It includes nursing responsibilities, meds, airway management, etc. The meds we most frequently use are Ativan, Morphine, Versed, Fentanyl and Meperidine.
In my present job, I do an awful lot of conscious sedation......for cardioversions (not attended by an anesthesiologist), AICD testing and TransEsophageal Echos. I have to say I have gotten quite used to it but am continuously amazed at the amount of meds some of these people require.Last edit by Sepdrn on Sep 25, '03