We use Propofol almost exclusively, but if BP is an issue and Levophed is not working well enough or if we are unable to wean pts off the Levophed within a day or two, we tend to ask for the Versed/Fentanyl combo also.
Every facility is different. I would talk to some of the nurses or a CNS of the unit if there is one about the preferences of the facility or md's. Some classes that come to mind are paralytics such as nimbex, sedation diprivan, misc meds dopamine, dobutamine, levophed, insulin, lasix, cardizam, cardene, nitro, nipride, neo, epi, amiodarone. ICU is not all meds review your ventilator settings and be familiar with the ICU lingo-peep, vit d, tube, fms.
lol because of one of Echo Heron's books, I always think of amphoteracin B as the "shake 'n bake" drug
Lol, or amphoterrible, lolo. We also use alot of insulin, D50W, pain meds- we mostly use dilaudid and fent., also learn heart rythems, and 12 leads, learn vent settings, and suction, also learn about tube feedings, also study about assisting with intubations, chest tubes, and cvc's, also learn about ng tubes and feedings, also learn deffibrilation and how to assist in a code, and learn about tranch care, and bypass. Hope this helps!Rod RN, BSN