Propofol Abuse Growing Problem for Anesthesiologists - page 7

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    Michael Jackson (MJ) has brought Propofol abuse to the ears of the general population. Got IV access, but no heart monitor? Well, you looking at permanent sleep potential, aka MJ-ville.
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Based upon what data?
    Well, lets see, you hear about it all the time on the news; I am a nurse in NC and we get a magazine every quarter that lists all the nurses that have either surrendered their license or lost their license for issues with controlled substance abuse; substance abuse of controlled substances is on the rise and the highest ever; the list goes on.

    This problem isn't going to go away on its own. We, as a society, have to deal with it and find a solution and help for those involved.
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    Whether propofol is a "controlled substance" or not does not matter. If a hospital or surgicenter wants to control it's use and distribution, it's simple: call the pharmacy and they can restrict it's use via computer monitoring.... Nobody should be allowed unmonitored access to this drug..........or do nothing and watch the carnage.....
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    Michael Jackson (MJ) has brought Propofol abuse to the ears of the general population. Got IV access, but no heart monitor? Well, you looking at permanent sleep potential, aka MJ-ville.
    What he needed was a pulse/ox. The first thing to go is respirations. I bet his heart failure was from hypoxia due to apnea.
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    What happens, as anesthesia deepens (consciousness is a continuum) the tongue falls back in the posterior pharynx and obstructs the airway....so by DEFINITION (loss of airway reflexes) it is now a general anesthetic. If a chin lift is needed, technically its a general.....apnea occurs as the patient gets even deeper.....but an obstructed airway will cause hypoxia and then bradycardia progressing to full arrest.......no doubt what happened to MJ........
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