IV push hydralazine or labetalol - tele? - page 2
Does your facility require your antepartum patients be on a tele monitor if you're administering those medications?... Read More
Mar 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.
Mar 19, '10 by Chrissy24RNThis is intersting! We ususally push Labetalol if needed in L&D and reading on here it can cause Ventricular Arrhythmia. Has anyone ever come across a situation like that or a reason tele was warranted. Just curious. Thanks!