So, here's the question of the day in our ER. I work in Ohio, can't find the answer in the OBN web site. Can we push anesthesia meds or not. Our consious sedation comp. says we can never push Diprivan. Our Docs say, no, as long as it's moderate to light sedation or in an intubation (emergent)...it's ok. Every nurse has a different answer. It used to be we could " titrate" the med by using the pump. You know use 999 for a total of 5 ml. to a ramsey of 4 to 5. But our new pumps will keep the memory that we are using an anesthesia med. So , nurses are getting ywritten up when the infor is down loaded and high titration levels are found. So my opinion is that I don't push any anesth. med. I leave it up to some one else. Any one have info or where to find the info. We were told that the hospital has checked it out, and it's OK with them. But, I don't much care if it's ok with them, If the Ohio Board of Nursing says no than it's plain and simple, it means no.