Quote from JoAnne2005
After reading several of these posts, I am getting the impression that "regular" RN's do the concious sedation administration.
Can this be true? In the hospitals, only a CRNA, Anesthesiologist or Intensivist gives these meds. Can someone enlighten me on this issue.
From a hospital viewpoint, the ICU RNs at my hospital take turns being the "procedure" nurse. So we do the conscious sedation for EGDs, colonoscopies, nephrostomy tube placements, Bxs, etc...In addition, when I'm not the procedure nurse, I will still have to perform CS on my own pt if they are having said test.
In my state, we cannot bolus propofol. It is outside our scope. Yes, we will be in trouble with the BON-that's not fear mongering!