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Propofol (Diprivan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Diprivan?

propofol

What is the Trade Name for propofol?

Diprivan

What are the Indications of Propofol (Diprivan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anesthesia, induction, sedation,

What are the Actions of Propofol (Diprivan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hypnotic, produces amnesia with no analgesic properties

What is the Therapeutic Class of Propofol (Diprivan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

general anesthetic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Propofol (Diprivan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Propofol (Diprivan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • use cautiously with CVD, lipid disorder, increased ICP
  • can cause apnea, bradycardia, hypotension
  • burning and pain at insertion site
  • can turn urine green
  • assess respiratory status and hemodynamics
  • maintain patent airway
  • assess level of sedation

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