Avoid Common Mishaps With Vasopressors
Some ICU patients will get orders for more than one IV vasopressor...such as norepinephrine plus vasopressin.
These "pressor" continuous infusions are used to boost low blood pressure caused by conditions such as septic shock. This can help reduce organ damage from poor circulation and lack of oxygen.
But sometimes just one pressor won't do the trick...and bumping up the dose can lead to side effects.