Why would an anesthesia provider do this? - page 2

At work the other day, I was caring for an extremely critical patient who had become septic after a bowel surgery. She had a leak and needed to go to the OR for repair. I sent the patient to the OR... Read More

  1. by   EmeraldNYL
    It always interests me how different institutions do things. I've used 75 mcg/min of Levo a lot-- our pharmacy says the max is 150 mcg/min. They also tell us that we can only infuse Xigris alone, through a central line only.
  2. by   jwk
    Quote from EmeraldNYL
    It always interests me how different institutions do things. I've used 75 mcg/min of Levo a lot-- our pharmacy says the max is 150 mcg/min. They also tell us that we can only infuse Xigris alone, through a central line only.
    According to the manufacturer, "Xigris should be administered via a dedicated intravenous line or a dedicated lumen of a multilumen central venous catheter".
  3. by   Tenesma
    doesn't need to be a central line for xigris....

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