25.06 Propofol (Diprivan)

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Outline

Generic Name

propofol

Trade Name

Diprivan

Indication

anesthesia, induction, sedation,

Action

hypnotic, produces amnesia with no analgesic properties

Therapeutic Class

general anesthetic

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing 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