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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601272/safety-considerations-and-guideline-based-safe-use-recommendations-for-bolus-dose-vasopressors-in-the-emergency-department
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Devin Holden, Jessica Ramich, Edward Timm, Denis Pauze, Timothy Lesar
The use of intermittently administered doses of vasopressors to correct hypotension in the emergency department (ED), commonly referred to as bolus-dose pressors, push-dose pressors, Neo-sticks, or phenyl sticks, has been widely advocated outside of the traditional printed medical literature. No outcomes data of this practice exist to demonstrate benefits over traditional continuous infusion of vasopressors. Use of bolus-dose vasopressors in the ED setting raises a number of patient safety concerns, and misuse and errors in the preparation and administration of bolus-dose vasopressors may result in patient harm...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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