IV Valium and precipitates... - page 2

by WSU_Ally_RN 27,236 Views | 12 Comments

So I am here at work attempting to give my pt IV Valium, but everytime I go to dilute it down so I have a workable amount to push, it precipitates! I have tried to dilute in NS and sterile water both, and they both cause a... Read More


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    My unit has started using diazepam rectal gel in severe ETOH withdrawal where lorazepam alone is not effective. Nurses love it...patients, not so much . I've never given diazepam IV push.
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    A rectal gel for folks in severe EtOH withdrawal? How's that working out?
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    A rectal gel for folks in severe EtOH withdrawal? How's that working out?
    Great, actually. It may take 3 of us to turn the patient and get it administered but once it is given it works great. Nice, long half life and even with the most severe withdrawals it is a great adjunct to Ativan.


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