I have an ICU paper revision due on Tuesday, however I'm getting stuck on the purpose of lidocaine for my patient. He had an order for lidocaine 2% 75mg bolus IV. Since he is intubated, I thought the purpose would be to control ICP rises during ET tube suctioning, but my instructor said this was incorrect. What would this medication be given for? My mind is blank at this point..
The patient presented with a CVA and rhabdomylosis, which led to him being placed in the ICU and intubated.