Hope you don't mind if I pick your brains a little
Can anyone enlighten me about hydromorphine? In my 20 years of nursing here I have never seen it used. It is being used in a chronic pain case I know. Is it much different to morphine? Is it more commonly used there?
Much appreciated, thanks
Oct 10, '02
Dilaudid, we use in the E.R. for patients with pain from Kidney Stones.....some times for pts with pain that isn't responding to other meds. Dilaudid is usually given 1-2 mg, where as for example it's not uncommon to give morphine 2-4 mg. I ,as a nurse have more confidence in morphine and Dilaudid for pain relief minus nausea than say,...demerol. Pts seem to respond well to dilaudid, of course if a "drug seeker" ever gets a dose of dilaudid, they all of a sudden are "allergic"
to all other pain medicines. yeah, right.:chuckle
Last edit by CMERN on Oct 10, '02