[FONT=Verdana, arial, serif][COLOR=#000000]I'm currently in a new job and saw a chest tube inserted in the ED. All that was used for this patient was Ativan &a Lidocaine (pre-procedure). About halfway through this patient was in excruciating pain so a nurse pushed for an order and was able to get 2 mg of morphine.
so my question is... what is the norm medication-wise for chest tube insertions at your facility? Another place I was at used fentanyl and propofol which seemed much more appropriate. Especially after hearing this patient scream in excruciating pain tonight .[/COLOR]