Fevers In CCU - page 3

I am a new grad in a CCU and we deal with post surgical as well as transplant patients. Needless to say I'm always trying to learn more thing in my position! So my patient has Clebsiella... Read More

  1. by   imaginations
    Quote from meandragonbrett
    MANY facilities restrict the use of Ofirmev to the pain service and anesthesia staff and it's not used for temperature control because of the costs.
    This is correct. In my facility IV Paracetamol is restricted for use by pain team, oncology (as these kids can't have suppositories) and ICU. Unfortunately in ICU we probably give it a bit too quickly over something like a suppository, which is far more cost effective.
  2. by   Nursingbride12
    Thank you for all the advice!!!
  3. by   Dodongo
    Quote from imaginations
    This is correct. In my facility IV Paracetamol is restricted for use by pain team, oncology (as these kids can't have suppositories) and ICU. Unfortunately in ICU we probably give it a bit too quickly over something like a suppository, which is far more cost effective.
    You know what, this may be the case where I work, but I'm in the ICU (as are most posters in this thread I would imagine). So I use it often enough.

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