Any ER nurses out there that can give me some insight? We are having a problem in our MICU that when a pt comes up from ER, they have estimated the pt weight way too high. This is causing some problems with drips running thru the pump. Heparin, dopamine, etc. Any insight out there from ER nurses on what they do in their ER? These are pts that can't stand to weigh when they come in. What other way can they use that is more accurate? We have had errors as high as 100 lbs. Any solutions? Thanks in advance.
Any drug, when assuming anything, should be started low and titrated for an acceptable response. The more intense titrating for the longer term is made in a controlled enviroment(ICU).ER's are not there to fix the problem, only to identify immediate cause/ stablize/transfer
Last edit by pawashrn on Jan 2, '10
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