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Who Pushes Propofol For Rsi?


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Poll: are you allowed to push propofol for induction? (25 member(s) have cast votes)

Do your program protocols allow you to push propofol?

  1. Yes, we use it for RSI (10 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. Not for RSI but for other purposes (fx reduction, etc) (6 votes [24.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  3. No, we aren't allowed to push propofol for any reason (9 votes [36.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.00%

If your protocols DO allow it, WHO is allowed to push it?

  1. Only the RN's (5 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. Only the EMT-P'S (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  3. Either crew member is allowed (10 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  4. Not allowed (8 votes [32.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.00%

If you AREN'T allowed to push propofol, is it because of state BON or EMS agency regs?

  1. Yes, the state won't allow it (4 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  2. No, the state doesn't care; our medical director just doesn't like the idea (5 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Not applicable - we do push propofol (16 votes [64.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.00%

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#1 old school

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:28 AM

Just curious who, if anyone, is pushing propofol in the field.

This topic used to come up from time to time, but I haven't seen it in quite a while.
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#2 CAFLIGHTRN

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

Just curious who, if anyone, is pushing propofol in the field.

This topic used to come up from time to time, but I haven't seen it in quite a while.


Recently added Propofol Induction to our RSI protocol in response to Nationwide shortage of Etomidate. Have also added Push Pressors ( Phenylephrine) to our formulary for managing transient hypotension which may occur with Propofol. Have also added Propofol Infusion initiation and titration for our intubated and ventilated patients. We carry the Induction dose vials as well as the 100ml Infusion dose vials .
We Fly RN/RN and are a University Hospital based Program.
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#3 mg/kg

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 01:06 AM

At my program we are only allowed to titrate a Propofol drip. We are not allowed to use it as an induction agent. We don't carry it in our drug bag.
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#4 Merck

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 04:59 AM

We are CCP/CCP and use propofol where appropriate for either induction or infusion.


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