The anesthesia group where I work orders Nubain gtt prn itching when pt has an epidural with Duramorph. I can not find any literature about this.
Does anyone else use Nubain drips?
Works better than using a narcan ggt which tends to knock out the pain relief more than nubain since it is a pain reliever itself. Used it several times w/ pretty good results. I see you use duramorh. The place I used to work used Duramorph a lot too. We don't see as much itching w/ a continuous epidural fentanyl/ropivicaine infusion. Just curious...Do you l have to (this was our policy) check resp q1 hr and document or have pt. wear an apnea monitor w/ Duramorph? (it's been almost 10 years since I worked w/ it).
Last edit by imenid37 on Dec 11, '03