Stumped RE nicotine & caffeine

  1. We recently discharged a pt with chillbains (sp?) and the discharge orders stated to avoid nicotine and caffeine for the next several days.

    Anybody know the rationale behind this? Best I can figure is that either/both could cause vasoconstriction, but that's just a shot in the dark.

    Thanks,
    Feeling Ignorant
    Last edit by TennNurse on Jan 12, '05
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  3. by   kim1234
    Quote from TennNurse
    We recently discharged a pt with chillblains (sp?) and the discharge orders stated to avoid nicotine and caffeine for the next several days.

    Anybody know the rationale behind this? Best I can figure is that either/both could cause vasoconstriction, but that's just a shot in the dark.

    Thanks,
    Feeling Ignorant
    Your absolutely right. Chillbains affects circulation and nicotine and cigs can only affect it more do to the vasoconstriction effects.
  4. by   TennNurse
    Quote from kim1234
    Your absolutely right. Chillbains affects circulation and nicotine and cigs can only affect it more do to the vasoconstriction effects.

    Thanks! Felt like my brain just wasn't working there...

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