Category Archives: Practice-changer

The problem with PRN opioids

How often do you see an order for morphine written up as follows? 2.5 – 5 mg (per dose) up to a total of 30 mg (per 24 hour period) for pain (indication) That’s a fairly common drug order in … Continue reading

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Standing BP

As a student nurse on placement in a busy ED, I recall taking a blood pressure measurement on a patient and rushing off to the primary care nurse – “the patient is really hypotensive!”. The experienced RN glanced at the … Continue reading

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