Friday, December 13, 2013

Butterfly Injections - from

Does anyone actively practice this or come across this in their ERs?

A couple weeks ago I had a treat and release patient who didn't need a line... the doctor ordered IV toradol and I clarified the order with him. "He doesn't have a line, I can start one. Did you want it IV or IM?"
His reply, "You can just butterfly it in or give it IM if you want." 

I was completely confused because I had never even heard of this... 

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