Meds you hate to give.... - page 17

What are the top medications that you hate to give and why? Mine is Amphotericin B (called "Ampho-terrible" at my hospital). Anything that can't mix with Normal Saline makes me nervous. It... Read More

  1. by   ERnewbieRN
    lopressor... the docs order 5mg x 3, you have to push it over 5 minutes, wait 5 minutes to give the next dose, etc... not the best drug to have to push in the ED when you have 4 other patients

    any enema or suppository... ew!

    adenosine... freaks me out!

    lactulose... ooohhh the aftereffects

    and last but certainly not least, charcoal! ughhhhh:uhoh21:
  2. by   ERRNTraveler
    Quote from froghair
    yeah ive got to second that. im also not a big fan of supps and as for iv/im ill never give iv buscopan and unlike some Dr's ive worked with i wont give iv amioderone
    You won't give IV amiodarone??? What if you need to give it in a code situation???
  3. by   ERnewbieRN
    Ooooh I forgot to add... HATE HATE HATE giving rabies shots!!! The vaccine itself isn't bad at all, just like a 1/2mL bright pink solution, but the immune globulin is thick, terrible to draw up, and requires a ton of painful injections! Eek! I had to give a 15 year old kid 5 shots the other day... 4 in the butt, 1 in the delt... not so fun
  4. by   EmmaG
    Quote from ERnewbieRN

    adenosine... freaks me out!
    First time I ever saw that given, the hospitalist shot it in and said "This is cool, watch this..."

    220's to 0.

    I nearly fainted
  5. by   ERRNTraveler
    Quote from ERnewbieRN
    lopressor... the docs order 5mg x 3, you have to push it over 5 minutes, wait 5 minutes to give the next dose, etc... not the best drug to have to push in the ED when you have 4 other patients
    Actually, you can give Lopressor over 2 minutes, just watch the heart rate. It's still time consuming, though, when you're giving all 3 doses, having to wait 5 min between doses....

    My favorites to give are Adenosine (it's fun!) and Narcan to overdoses- I love being their buzz-kill!
  6. by   EmmaG
    Quote from ERRNTraveler
    My favorites to give are Adenosine (it's fun!) and Narcan to overdoses- I love being their buzz-kill!
    When I was a fairly new nurse, a surgeon had me sitting at the bedside titrating a demerol IVPB while taking the patient's bp and rr. When the resp's dropped, he said "Not to worry, here's some Narcan... stand back!"

    That woman came up out of that bed like a wild beast. Scared the crap outta me.
  7. by   LeschNyRN
    Sucralfate via G-tube. It never dissolves!
  8. by   EmilyUSFRN
    liquid colace.

    i've tasted it. terrible stuff. i'd say 7 times out of 10 its guaranteed the kid will puke.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    dang, there are sev'l i hate giving.
    my point is, my pts know that i suffer along w/them.
    i make these God-awful faces as i push an iv, that i know burns, or take a crushed med, that smells like crap.
    they look at me w/horror in their eyes.
    (insert sick humor here. oh wait. i just did.)

    like when my kids were babies and i fed them green vegetables.
    hubby constantly scolded me for making such horrible faces, as i fed them.
    no wonder they cried.
    no wonder they don't eat green veggies, to this day.

    but they love me in poker!

    leslie
  10. by   teeituptom
    I miss the old days when we used to give 4.8 million units of Wycillin or Bicillin LA Deep IM for uhh certain problems, I loved the look of terror in their eyes. Those great big glass syringes and those great big needles they came prepackaged in. Loved it
  11. by   teeituptom
    Quote from earle58
    dang, there are sev'l i hate giving.
    my point is, my pts know that i suffer along w/them.
    i make these God-awful faces as i push an iv, that i know burns, or take a crushed med, that smells like crap.
    they look at me w/horror in their eyes.
    (insert sick humor here. oh wait. i just did.)

    like when my kids were babies and i fed them green vegetables.
    hubby constantly scolded me for making such horrible faces, as i fed them.
    no wonder they cried.
    no wonder they don't eat green veggies, to this day.

    but they love me in poker!

    leslie
    I have the flattest, least responsive face youve ever seen in poker.
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from teeituptom
    I have the flattest, least responsive face youve ever seen in poker.
    why am i not surprised?
    (but keep in mind, all my 'emotions' in poker, could be a bluff.

    leslie :stone:stone
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from earle58
    why am i not surprised?
    (but keep in mind, all my 'emotions' in poker, could be a bluff.

    leslie :stone:stone
    Keep in mind that I can always tell the difference, short of high stake games , its difficult to find people who will play poker with me.

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