Does anyone give Fentanyl IV push? - page 2

I need some info to write the policy for Fentanyl IV push. Our state board of nursing doesn't allow anesthetic agents to be given by registered nurses for "anesthetic purposes". However, we can give... Read More

  1. by   CVICURN2003
    We give it for post CABG delirium and pain. It has a shorter half life than morphine. Our pts are always intubated with multiple monitoring lines. This has been a "trial" we have been working with for several months.
  2. by   nickola
    We routinely give it IVP for pain control in PACU, as well as Morphine & Demerol. We also give Fentanyl & Versed for IV sedation for minor procedures as well as endo. I have worked in both the northeast & the west w/out any difference in P&P re: this. Have been doing this for 10+ yrs in the PACU setting for outpatients as well as inpatients. We are required to keep outpatients for 30 min. after any medication is given.
    Last edit by nickola on Oct 16, '06
  3. by   Nurseboy1
    In our MICU we routinely use fentanyl gtts from 25-100mcg with ativan boluses or gtts for sedation in our vented patients. We also can give prn boluses of Fentanyl (dose=current rate) q hourly if needed.