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administration of recuronium

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the administration of recorunium ( a drug that depresses the respiratory muscle)

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Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Can you give a bit more information to what you are actually looking for? Would also help if you post what you have already found out

sorry the data were not complete.i accidentally clicked the mouse. anyway, here is the continuation of my story.

the incident happened in the medical intensive care unit. Recuronium was ordered by the anesthesiologist and gave the initial dose. The issue came up when the nurse asked the anesthesiologist to prepare the next dose. The anesthesiologist said that it is now the responsibility of the nurse to give the succeeding doses but the nurse did not prepare it and insisted that it is the anesthesiologist who must prepare it. according to the anesthesiologist, the nurse can give it since it was already ordered just like giving antibiotics and dopamine. from the legal standpoint, is the nurse qualified to administer such drug and other anesthesia drugs in general? The nurse is only RN and licensed IV therapist and no other further trainings. need your advice as the institution i'm connected with is making guidelines/protocol regarding giving drugs that are peculiar to anesthsia. anesthesia is a specialty and the persons administering it must have special training. thank you.

sorry the data were not complete.i accidentally clicked the mouse. anyway, here is the continuation of my story.

the incident happened in the medical intensive care unit. Recuronium was ordered by the anesthesiologist and gave the initial dose. The issue came up when the nurse asked the anesthesiologist to prepare the next dose. The anesthesiologist said that it is now the responsibility of the nurse to give the succeeding doses but the nurse did not prepare it and insisted that it is the anesthesiologist who must prepare it. according to the anesthesiologist, the nurse can give it since it was already ordered just like giving antibiotics and dopamine. from the legal standpoint, is the nurse qualified to administer such drug and other anesthesia drugs in general? The nurse is only RN and licensed IV therapist and no other further trainings. need your advice as the institution i'm connected with is making guidelines/protocol regarding giving drugs that are peculiar to anesthsia. anesthesia is a specialty and the persons administering it must have special training. thank you.

I believe you are talking about Rocurionium- which is a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant. As long as the patient is intubated, on a ventilator, and sedated then there is no reason why a nurse cannot administer Rocurionium- as least in the US.

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