Level 4: Urgent Care

The patient is in a highly unstable and unpredictable condition either related to their primary problem or an exacerbation of other related factors.

Nursing Theme 5 - Medication

  • Pain management
  • Intrathecal analgesia
  • Drug infusions that require continuous intensive monitoring, for example vasoactive drugs (amiodarone, inotropes, GTN) or potassium, magnesium
  • Unstable patient requiring medication regime requiring frequent changes