ER nurses are notorious for giving fluids wide open or on mini med tubing. I thought it would be cool to compile a list of the meds we use a pump for our categories.
Ns on a young generally healthy person
NS wide open for emergent situations
Emergency blood admin (life or death)
Any fluids for pt at risk for fluid overload chf, dialysis pts, elderly)
Strict I/o pt (pre op, etc)
Generally anyone I anticipate going to ICU
Narcotic drips (duh)
What do you consider to be a drug or antibiotic that MUST be on a pump?