No ativan for hospice patients - page 2

The hospice doctor doesn't want us to use our judgement in regards to giving ativan. Some of the families have complained that our patients became too sedated from taking ativan. I was curious if... Read More

  1. Visit  RN4ustat profile page
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    I recently attended a teleconference regarding terminal restlessness/agitation and was a little surprised to learn that often times, ativan is to blame for increased restlessness/agitation. The physicians that were giving this seminar recommended haldol or even risperdal which doesn't cause as much euphoria. I'll have to find the documentation from that seminar and post the specifics. It was VERY interesting actually!!
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  3. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from RN4ustat
    I recently attended a teleconference regarding terminal restlessness/agitation and was a little surprised to learn that often times, ativan is to blame for increased restlessness/agitation. The physicians that were giving this seminar recommended haldol or even risperdal which doesn't cause as much euphoria. I'll have to find the documentation from that seminar and post the specifics. It was VERY interesting actually!!
    esp among the elderly, ativan is known for its paradoxical agitation.
    but i've seen it in risperdal, also.

    leslie
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  4. Visit  dosamigos76 profile page
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    Quote from uahrn915
    Ativan/Benedryl/Haldol (ABH gel) works fantastic and is absorbed thru the skin over the carotid. mso4 can also be compounded and applied this way.
    I had never heard of applying it over the carotid, only rubbed into the palmar aspect of the wrist for approximately one minute. I goggled it and couldn't find any information on it. Interesting...

    Cheryl
  5. Visit  JSCOOBY profile page
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    We use either Phenergan or Haldol.
  6. Visit  sharlynn profile page
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    Quote from dosamigos76
    I had never heard of applying it over the carotid, only rubbed into the palmar aspect of the wrist for approximately one minute. I goggled it and couldn't find any information on it. Interesting...

    Cheryl
    We use ABHR gel ( with Reglan) applied in a pulse area such as wrist and covered with Opsite.


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