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Old Medics, Old Drugs


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#1 P_Instructor

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

Just a question out there.....how many of you 'old' medics ever have Physostigmine and Nifedipine in your drug boxes. Then, did you ever have the chance in using one or both of them before. This is purely a question in 'wondering'. Oh yeah, I'm talking prehospital, not in house.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

Just a question out there.....how many of you 'old' medics ever have Physostigmine and Nifedipine in your drug boxes. Then, did you ever have the chance in using one or both of them before. This is purely a question in 'wondering'. Oh yeah, I'm talking prehospital, not in house.


I don't know if I count as an "old" medic. I graduated 11 years ago, but I had nifedipine on the truck when I was a new grad. I don't miss it. I never had the need to use it, and heard of too many situations where it was given inappropriately.

Nowadays if I wanted to decrease MAP, I could use IV NTG, but I can't think of too many situations where I'd want to.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

Never used nifedipine but I did have it on my truck when I first started


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

It was never available to us since the inception of ALS in the province.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:36 AM

I used the Procardia capsules way back when I was a LPN at a nursing home. It was not uncommon for us to puncture the capsules and administer SL. I shutter at how things were done.
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