Conference: 2009 PH Resource Network Symposium
Release Date: 09.24.2009
Presentation Type: Abstracts
Susan Stengrevics, RN, ACNS, BC, CCRN; Arlene Schiro, RN, ACNS, BC, ACNP
Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Health Care System, Boston, MA
BACKGROUND: There is increased staff nurse anxiety when a patient is admitted to a hospital on intravenous Flolan. Flolan is a potent medication that is a "high-risk" and low-frequency medication that has a short half-life, is not compatible with other intravenous medications and is dosed in ng/kg/min. There are also significant side effects of too much or too little drug.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this poster is to:
OUTCOME: As a result of this initiative it was shown that nurse's fears of administration could be decreased by developing practice standards by the Interdisciplinary Team and providing educational programs by both the Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist.
IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE: