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Reply To: Administration of vasopressors on the ward prior to PICU transfer
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——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 1/19/2022 4:38:00 PM From: Terri Boyce Subject: Administration of vasopressors on the ward prior to PICU transfer
Traditionally, vasopressor support requires ICU monitoring. In these crazy times of short staffing, full ICUs, and increased acuity across the health care systems, the immediate ability to transfer a septic patient to the ICU is not guaranteed.
Is anyone initiating vasopressors on the floor/ward while awaiting an available ICU bed or critical care RN? If so, would you be willing to share your parameters and guidelines for doing so?
Disclaimer: I am not advocating for this process change, simply data gathering from peers!