I wondered if anyone of you as RN's
use propofol? Only the anesthesia
people are using it. When anesthesia
is used they use propofol. We as Rn's are pushing the Demerol, Versed, Morpheine, Nubain,elc.for conscious sedation. We
are not "allowed " to push propofol or
really any Fentanyl. Is this typical?
Or are we as RN's being overruled or
not allowed to push such drugs..........???
We usually use Demerol and Versed.
but propofol requires a nurse anesthestist or an anesthesiologist.
Is this common????
I have to agree somewhat with YogaCRNA. I work in ICU and give Propofol ONLY to intubated patients who are continuously monitored. I don't think it's appropriate for concious sedation. An 85yo 85lb patient can possibly have just as hard of a time clearing Propofol as anything else. I'm all for expanding our expertise, but opening ourselves up to liability is not cool.
I do NOT mean to imply that I don't think that appropriately trained RN's shouldn't give Propofol. I've used it for years, but you would not EVER catch me giving it to a patient for concious sedation who was not intubated.
Last edit by shoelace on Jul 4, '03