Opioid or Benzodiazepine Automatic stops

Leah Cochran's picture


Has anyone successfully instituted an automatic stop time for opioids or benzodiazepines while in-patient and is willing to share their policy or procedure? Likewise, if anyone has successfully used pharmacy to minimize discharge on these classes unnecessarily, would love to hear about it as well.
Thanks all.

Does your hosptial/institution have restrictions on IV benzodiazepine use?

Lindsey M Eick's picture


Hi All
We are seeing an increased use of IV midazolam on the acute care floors (likely due to the IV lorazepam shortage). There have been several questions on whether the use of IV benzodiazepines is restricted/allowed outside of the ICU. We currently don't have any restrictions on use (other than for continuous benzodiazepines).

Does your institution restrict how/when/where IV benzodiazepines can be used? If so, can you please share.

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