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- Mar 2, '09 by Redneckmedic63In our state, ketamine and propofol are both classified as anesthetic agents. RN's may initiate, monitor & often titrate infusions, but cannot give as IV pushes - that has to be done by doc or CRNA.
Like I said - all of our oscillator pt's are paralyzed with full anticipation / precautions for pneumos. Never had one that I can recall that we haven't paralyzed. Like Jan said, just shows the differences in practice!
- Mar 9, '09 by picuRN0430In our PICU, the oscillated kids are always on sedative/analgesic drips (Fentanyl and Versed), as well as a paralyzing drip (Vecuronium). Our docs don't want any chance of our patients trying to breathe against the vent. We usually stop the paralytic upon transitioning them back to the Servo-I.
- Dec 4, '09 by rstrainRNWe also use a paralytic drip in conjunction with typically a fentanyl infusion for sedation, occasionally versed and bolus doses prn for our oscillated patients.
- Feb 25, '10 by Smiler3Hey all
Patients who are oscillated in our unit are usualy on Rocuronium to keep them still....although I do think our unit is looking at using Roc a little less and will probaby go for the old morphine and midaz option.