Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149 - page 5

I personally wouldn't. Then again, I am a new nurse. We all know that normal BS levels are 60-100. So, the paitent was hyperglycemic. My supervisor told me to hold the Metformin for this BS reading "... Read More

  1. by   misstrinad
    I would not hold the metformin. Perhaps if the pt typically runs in the 200-300 range AND was recently put on it or if they were very brittle. In other words if 149 was considered very low for them I would consider holding, especially if they were not going to be eating anytime soon.
  2. by   THELIVINGWORST
    Do you have parameters to hold it? No. Just because it's a DM drug, doesn't mean it is drastically affecting BS. I don't understand why a person would hold a drug like that unless there are specific instructions to hold it.
  3. by   RNlove17
    I wouldn't hold it or even think to hold it. In your particular situation with the sup saying that, I would have called the provider or HO and asked to clarify.
  4. by   Nola009
    Quote from SlinkyheadRN
    Do you have parameters to hold it? No. Just because it's a DM drug, doesn't mean it is drastically affecting BS. I don't understand why a person would hold a drug like that unless there are specific instructions to hold it.
    I don't either, and I think the nm is very inexperienced and crazy uninformed.--- but, "she has a great personality!!!" And that's why she was promoted. That's the scoop. I was new, realize I have a lot to learn, but I shouldn't have questioned my self on that one. Live and learn.
  5. by   danceyrun
    Quote from RNlove17
    I wouldn't hold it or even think to hold it. In your particular situation with the sup saying that, I would have called the provider or HO and asked to clarify.
    Off topic but what exactly does "HO" stand for? I've see. It before but can't figure it out.
  6. by   Christy1019
    Quote from danceyrun
    Off topic but what exactly does "HO" stand for? I've see. It before but can't figure it out.
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