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- by Vtachy1 May 5, '12Our hospice has not used this until now. Are you using this? We have always had the suppositories in our standing orders but not the topical. Does it work as well as the suppositories?
- May 7, '12 by tewdlesQuote from Vtachy1The evidence is mixed. Topical preps are only effective if the patient does not have fever or diaphoresis and if they have good perfusion, IMHO. I hae seen them used with good outcomes.Our hospice has not used this until now. Are you using this? We have always had the suppositories in our standing orders but not the topical. Does it work as well as the suppositories?
- May 7, '12 by Sue DamonasWe use it a lot and it works very well.
- May 8, '12 by SuesquatchRNI prefer pretty much any route to TD. But that's me.
- May 8, '12 by Vtachy1Where do you put it? How often can you give it?
- May 9, '12 by smurfynurseyForgive my ignorance...
But what is ABHR?
- May 16, '12 by eternalsunshineAs one of the posters points out, the evidence is mixed. I think there are other factors which depend on its absorbency, skin type, diaphoresis etc. Also I was once told that it is carried in a pleuronic agent, so it should for maximum effect, be applied to the same area, therefore, when I ever apply it, I always signs where I have applied it, i.e. left wrist.
As there is no firm evidence, I often wonder how much of the actual drug is absorbed.