Expect to Dispense IV Blood Pressure Meds for Deceased Organ Donors
We're getting questions about meds used for deceased organ donors.
These patients have no brain activity...and meds help maintain organs (kidneys, etc) before they're removed from the body so they're suitable for transplant.
Antihypertensives (esmolol, nicardipine, etc) or pressors (dopamine, norepinephrine, etc) keep blood pressure from going too high or low. This ensures good circulation of blood through the organs.