How is toe necrosis managed in your instituitons when it is a result of levophed administration?
Dec 8, '07
Quote from cardiacRN2006
I've had levo maxed out along with a slew of other pressors and have never seen a necrotic digit because of it.
But I agree, if it's necrotic, it might need to be amputated...
Happens all of the time. Necrotic toes, fingers, even tongues. Honestly, most of these patients die (that I have seen) and the management of necrotic digits really never becomes an issue.
edit: yeah, i forgot to add that these patients are usually septic, hit+, or in dic.
Last edit by nurseabc123 on Dec 11, '07