Meds you hate to give.... - page 18

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   ckc6977
    IV Digoxin, Metoprolol = I hate the fuss off putting up to the bedside monitor.

    IV Adenosine = it always scares me when the flat line for those few seconds

    Narcan = I hate watch the shake; it looks like they are convulsing sometimes.

    Kayexolate, enemas = obvious reasons.
  2. by   teeituptom
    Quote from ckc6977
    IV Digoxin, Metoprolol = I hate the fuss off putting up to the bedside monitor.

    IV Adenosine = it always scares me when the flat line for those few seconds

    Narcan = I hate watch the shake; it looks like they are convulsing sometimes.

    Kayexolate, enemas = obvious reasons.
    Adenosine just isnt as much fun as electrically cardioverting them used to be. That was so much more exciting.Or maybe I was so much younger.

    I love giving narcan, I dearly love it.
  3. by   southernatheart
    Phenergan IV!!
  4. by   bigsyis
    Quote from PediErMike
    Charcoal! Especially if they vomit! The drama with the OG/NG is quite unpleasant as well![/SIZE][/SIZE]
    ...and I always tried to get them to the floor (sorry floor nurses!) before the mag citrate had time to kick in.



    I was also not fond of giving paralytics, any type of laxative, potassium IV, Dilantin IV, and Phenergan IV. Ouch!
    Last edit by Tweety on Dec 3, '07 : Reason: Do not use the large fonts for everyday posting please. Thanks.
  5. by   Shantas
    D50: We have this protocol in our hospital where you have to fill out a tedious form and call a number everytime you give it, because we had a pt died after nurse kept on giving the pt D50 everytime blood sugar dropped
    Go_Lytely: Specially for the pt wih GI bleed for colonoscopy...ufff the smell of it......
    Any narcotis: because you have to keep on counting, lock the narc cabinet, sign a sheet...(we dont have a pyxis)
  6. by   RNgonewild
    Regular old sliding scale reg insulin. Where I work you have to walk up the hall to get the stuff to test the blood sugar, get the blood, test the blood, :angryfireget the syringe, go to the pyxis, get it out of the refrig, get someone to check it with you, finally give the med. Then chart it all over the place. Takes about 15 minutes for one dose. And everything is in a different place.PIA
  7. by   ckc6977
    Quote from RNgonewild
    Regular old sliding scale reg insulin. Where I work you have to walk up the hall to get the stuff to test the blood sugar, get the blood, test the blood, :angryfireget the syringe, go to the pyxis, get it out of the refrig, get someone to check it with you, finally give the med. Then chart it all over the place. Takes about 15 minutes for one dose. And everything is in a different place.PIA
    I concur! We have the same process and it's such a pain, especially if you only have to give 1 unit of SSI!!!
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Mucomist smells like rotten eggs.
  9. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from meandragonbrett
    You mix for 15 minutes? .
    No, we mix it with NSS then hang it in a mini-bag. It runs over 15 minutes.
  10. by   scattycarrot
    Methylene Blue. It just feel wrong to inject someone with what looks like blue ink!
  11. by   EmmaG
    Quote from scattycarrot
    Methylene Blue. It just feel wrong to inject someone with what looks like blue ink!
    lol

    We used to put that in tube feedings (don't see that done anymore). Made the urine such a pretty color
  12. by   rph3664
    Quote from 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
    It's still manufactured, and the hospital where I work stocks it.

    And yes, that's usually what it's used for. People with strep throat or pneumonia usually get 1.2 million units, which doesn't look like much fun either.

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