Hello all! I am 4 weeks into my first travel assignment. I come from a surgical department with 36 OR's & the hospital I am at is only 12, but they are still a level 2 trauma center. I have been asked multiple times to give versed in pre-op by anesthesia, I am not used to this, nor have I ever given it so I always tell them sorry I'm not comfortable with that. My question is, as an OR nurse are we allowed to give versed or other meds that anesthesia draws up? I just don't feel right about this. Thanks in advance.
The answer is no. Do not give what anyone else has drawn up, period. Also you need to be trained in monitoring and moderate sedation. I have 13 years of ICU under my belt and I'd never give something someone else has drawn up unless I witnessed it. No CRNA I have worked with has ever asked me to give their meds for them. I'd check the policy on that also.