A patient in septic shock has orders for a continuous phenylephrine IV infusion to increase blood pressure. The nurse initiating the infusion should
• Phenylephrine is an
• Phenylephrine can become unstable from light exposure and should be protected with an opaque cover.
• Incorrect: A baseline glucose or adding a dextrose solution is not necessary with phenylephrine.
• Incorrect: A new physician order is not needed after the initial IV bag is empty. If the physician orders a continuous infusion for phenylephrine, the nurse should continue the infusion until the patient's blood pressure is stable.