Topical ativan use

  1. 0 Just wondering if anyone out there knows the proper way to apply topical ativan. At my facility, we are supposed to apply the gel to a Telfa dressing and apply to the skin. One of our nurses said the proper way to apply is to massage the gel into the wrist.
    We have looked in all online resources available through the local hospitals, in med books and we even called the local pharmacist. He looked in his reference materials and also the PDR and we have come up with nothing.
    Anybody out there know the proper way and where I can find that information.
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  3. Visit  boofmd profile page

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    34 Years Old; Joined Sep '06; Posts: 7.

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  4. Visit  jonear2 profile page
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    I'm sorry I dont have any answers to your question but what is topical ativan used for?
  5. Visit  boofmd profile page
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    we use it for patients who get it around the clock but have problems with taking PO. The patients on this med are usually end stage and Hospice patients who get really restless and anxious. I had never heard of this until just recently starting this new job- it's all new to our entire staff.
  6. Visit  tkrnuck profile page
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    Quote from boofmd
    we use it for patients who get it around the clock but have problems with taking PO. The patients on this med are usually end stage and Hospice patients who get really restless and anxious. I had never heard of this until just recently starting this new job- it's all new to our entire staff.
    News to me and I've been working long term and hospice for years. If you find an answer. I'll be very happy to know about it!
  7. Visit  txspadequeenRN profile page
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    I use this stuff like lotion. You can either apply this directly on the skin or put on glove then rub in . This depends on the cooperation level of your patient. I have always put it on the wrist in cooperative patients and anywhere I can for uncooperative residents .. usually on the back where they cant rub it off. Hope this helps...
  8. Visit  txspadequeenRN profile page
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    Ive been using it in hospice for at least 2 years. You can also use phenergan ,haldol and ABH (ativan ,benadryl and haldol) in the form of a topical gel. I use this more with combative residents than hospice (but I still use it somewhat frequently) because we use intensol (which is so much better)

    Quote from boofmd
    we use it for patients who get it around the clock but have problems with taking PO. The patients on this med are usually end stage and Hospice patients who get really restless and anxious. I had never heard of this until just recently starting this new job- it's all new to our entire staff.
  9. Visit  boofmd profile page
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    Thanks everyone, I'm on my way to work now so I'll take that information with me.
  10. Visit  Larry77 profile page
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    I tried to come up with an appropriate response but had no luck because all I can think about is how fun it would be to sneak some into one of our lotion dispensers at the nurses station...lol (don't worry, we don't carry it at our hospital...darn)


    to all the straight and narrows fyi...I would NEVER try anything this funny
  11. Visit  Angie O'Plasty, RN profile page
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    Quote from Larry77
    I tried to come up with an appropriate response but had no luck because all I can think about is how fun it would be to sneak some into one of our lotion dispensers at the nurses station...lol (don't worry, we don't carry it at our hospital...darn)


    to all the straight and narrows fyi...I would NEVER try anything this funny
    Larry, if your idea of "fun" is covering my patients while I sleep off the effects of spiked hand lotion?

    I'm worried about you, kiddo.


    heh, heh.
  12. Visit  NurseyBaby'05 profile page
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    I was actually thinking "Woot! One step closer to room spray!"
    midlife_nurse likes this.
  13. Visit  smoo profile page
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    I was always taught to rub it in a hairless area. We used the inside of wrist frequently, also as someone else said on the back.

    smoo
  14. Visit  michelle126 profile page
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    LArry....after my shift last night, I'm thinking back rubs with Ativan isn't such a bad idea!

    I've always done the wrist area or behind the ears with the ativan cream or ABHR. Never put a dressing over it before.
  15. Visit  tkrnuck profile page
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    Quote from txspadequeen921
    Ive been using it in hospice for at least 2 years. You can also use phenergan ,haldol and ABH (ativan ,benadryl and haldol) in the form of a topical gel. I use this more with combative residents than hospice (but I still use it somewhat frequently) because we use intensol (which is so much better)

    How are these gels dispensed.Is the ABH one cream or ointment ?Unit dosed? What is intensol?And in giving ABH I'd assume the criteria must only be end stage, since it's a prn drug--otherwise what would be your criteria for giving it be? I'm very curious. At first I thought my leg had been pulled---especially after Larry's cute comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope I'm wrong because ther is a need for topical ativan etc.
    Thanks--


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