This ever happen to you? Busy shift, septic patient, persistent hypotension despite fluids…you start some vasopressors through a peripheral IV, with plans to put in a central line. Then you get called away for something else, and the nurse says, “Your IV just blew.” Um, what’s the deal with phentolamine again? Scott Weingart (@emcrit) covers it in about the best 5 minutes you’ll spend this week.
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