Sunday, January 26, 2014

Q: 72 year old male received Morphine on medical floor and is now apneic. Pt. is DNR and DNI. As you call for Naloxone for reversal, you realized, only IV available is now not working and nursing staff has hard time finding new IV. What would be your next step?

Answer: Administer Naloxone IM or SC while bagging the patient.

If intravenous route is not available, Naloxone can be given via SC or IM route. It can also be administrated via intranasal or via ET route.

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