Dilemma situation! I'm not a nurse, but is this common practice?? - page 4

Resident had an iv catheter to have morphine administered subcutaneously via a butterfly needle on the abdomen. Before the nurse administered the morphine, he mentioned out loud that he had to get... Read More

  1. by   ontnursec
    Quote from NurseCard
    I find this thread quite fascinating; I have NEVER seen a subQ "site" in all of my
    years of nursing. Learn something new every day!

    Now I know there is an option for our little old people who have no veins but
    still need certain IV drugs. Then again there is still SL morpine.
    I mainly see them in palliative care at end of life when oral access is lost. Mainly for Subcut hydromorphone, dexamethasone, and haldol.