sandostatin injection times - page 2

I need some comments regarding admin of sandostatin (octreotide injection), not the long-acting. If you give it in your workplace, what times is it usually given? We are having a debate in our... Read More

  1. by   BrnEyedGirl
    Perhaps this would best be left to the pt to decide?? ,.based on his/her response to the med,.."Mr. Jones,.we are concerned about waking you at 0600 for your injection, but we want you to be as comfortable as possible..have you noticed more plroblems if we wait until 0800?,..would you rather I wake you at 0600 or do you do okay w/ a 0800 dose?" Just a thought?
  2. by   ginger58
    Quote from RN-Cardiac
    Perhaps this would best be left to the pt to decide?? ,.based on his/her response to the med,.."Mr. Jones,.we are concerned about waking you at 0600 for your injection, but we want you to be as comfortable as possible..have you noticed more plroblems if we wait until 0800?,..would you rather I wake you at 0600 or do you do okay w/ a 0800 dose?" Just a thought?
    Good answer!:Melody:
  3. by   sister--*
    We usually give it as the pt. does at home...pt.'s preference.

    Not to hijack this thread, BUT, does anyone else have trouble with these ampules shattering below the neck when trying to snap the neck?

    They are about the only ampules we encounter this problem with. Thank goodness they have a paper identification wrap around the ampule body or it would be much more dangerous then it already is. We've tried a "cozy" safety device but that only covers the top and neck area of the ampule. It's the body that shatters. Suggestions?
  4. by   clemmm78
    re asking the patient - that would be too easy. :-P Thanks, I will suggest it though next time it comes up.
    Re ampules, we don't have ampules, it's in vials here. Thank goodness. I hate opening amps for morphine, scopo, haldol....

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