IV push hydralazine or labetalol - tele? - page 2
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Does your facility require your antepartum patients be on a tele monitor if you're administering those medications?... Read More
- 0Feb 11, '10 by ragingmomsterQuote from JoPACURNAre you talking about an arterial line for continuous BP monitoring? Just wondering, we push both meds for pre-eclampsia but don't have tele. We just do frequent BP monitoring following admin, and some will stretch the VS check to 20 minutes as that is likely peak of effect of med.Definitely for labetolol (beta blocking can be overdone)
Hydralazine needs continuous BP.
- 0Mar 12, '10 by ORNurseAngieAt my hospital tele nurses can push both, for hydralazine just frequent b/p checks for labatelol must be on telemonitor like a bedside telemon. On the medsurg floor medsurg nurses cannot push either a doc has to but the same rules apply except we just grab the lifepack from the crash cart when pushing labatelol because the beside telemons are reserved for the tele floor only. Labatelol is a betablocker and can change pulse rate as well as blood pressure and cause ekg changes as well.