EEn help

  1. I just cannot get my head around this question

    Today you are working in the Emergency Department. A new admission has arrived complaining of a suspected dislocated shoulder. The doctor has ordered Morphine 10mg IMI as a stat dose. The patient states he has no allergies to any medications. Please explain if you would administer the pain relief and you rationale for your actions.

    This question is for an endorsed enrolled nurse working in qld australia
    Last edit by tigermum on Sep 19, '07
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Here are important things to think about:

    - What type/schedule of drug is morphine?

    - In your state, can EEN's administer that schedule of drugs?
  4. by   traumaRUs
    The answer would be "no" because with a dislocated shoulder you want immediate pain relief. The preferred method would be IV.

    Now that answer is for practice in the US and might be different in Australia.