IV Phenergan - page 2

by ERERER 23,484 Views | 11 Comments

I know how nasty Phenergan can be. Several area hospitals only allow it to be given by IVPB. My facility still pushes, most nurses dilute down first. There are still some giving it straight push, and these poor patients... Read More


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    Quote from iluvivt
    We had so many horrible incidents of painful phlebitis we harrassed our pharmacy for 2 years. They now substitute all IV phenergan orders with compazine. In a way it is sad because it is such a good drug but nurses were using it carlessly in IV sites that should have re-sited or not used at all most do not know how terribly irritating it is.
    Yes but now the dystonic reactions will occur. Lesser of two evils I guess.


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