Remember that the reversal agent for benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium)=Romazicon (flumazenil) 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 Narcan-CAN reverse NARCOTICS (morphine, heroin etc.). 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Always have the reversal agents on hand for every drug that you are using, especially when performing a moderate sedation or any other type of procedure.
In addition, have an Ambu bag, & an
NP/OPA handy. Airway adjuncts are appropriate in the event the patient suffers from unanticipated respiratory issues, which are the most known side effect of the majority of these drugs. 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Use your nasal cannula w/ETCO2 monitoring so you can ensure your patients oxygenation & ventilation status.
Maintain 35-45 and watch the waveform. 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Senior RN tip: I usually bring the crash cart in the room and then I feel more prepared for any potential complications.