WATCH OUT!!! New ortho nurse coming up!!! And I need some wisdom from y'all.... - page 2
Hello all!! My name is Christopher and I am a recent graduate and survivor of the NCLEX examination! I am new to nursing (having decided that seven years of counseling experience as a licensed... Read More
May 29, '04Gosh I didn't realize we'd had so many posts since I was here. I had to get TWO new hard disks and I didn't make an allnurses mail outlet!
One: it doesn't work on bone pain.
Two: The metabolites of Meperidine/Pethidine (norperidine) are really BAD. They build up rapidly and can lead to seizures. Most hospitals I know of are refusing to allow Demerol in PCA's anymore. I know the sickle-cell doctors are changing over to Dilaudid etc. I've had a couple of patients who seized and one who stroked during an event.
Demerol=Bad bad bad.
Jun 19, '04Quote from Hellllllo NurseIMO, because morphine is better.Curious here, too. Why not?
fentanyl is better still, but watch your patient.
if you want a crash-course in understanding ortho, trek down to your local OR and see what we actually do to these patients. pain management will take on a whole new dimension for you, at the very least.