Does anyone of you administer PRN lorazepam? to a patient even with weak pulse and difficulty breathing?. Should or should not?
Oct 26, '12
Before you administer any PRN med you will assess the patient. If they have a weak pulse and difficulty breathing the I wouldn't give the Ativan.For any PRN you will assess the need for it first. Think about what the med is for and do you think, in your professional judgement if it is needed.
Although as Sun0408 points out, it depends on what kind of breathing difficulty.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Oct 26, '12