Help on adminstration of Levophed
by, 05-27-2009 at 12:36 PM (4949 Views)
I now work in a rehab hospital. I have had ICU experience , but it was a long time ago. My patient went bad on the holiday and we had bare bone staffing that day and most of the staff were new graduates. The rehab Doc was not prepared for this problem. This is how the day started: I got report on this patient She was awake, but she seemed alot sicker with more medical problems than our hospital level of care. I was neverous caring for her and I proved to be right. BY noon her blood pressure dropped and she went down hill fast. They prepared to transfer out to the nearest ER, but she was still awake and alet. She had a trach and was put back on the Vent. She was third spacing big time. We where running fluids, then Dopamine and then trans port arried right before we could start levophed ( she did start responing to the fluids and dopamine. My question is we had the bag of levophed I did not get to see the bag but is was
either 250 or 500 ml. What is the stregnth -- the bag was pre-mixed. I rememger in the old days the little viles of levophed. Can anyone re- fresh my memor?