9: Is it safe to peripherally administer norepinephrine?


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We investigate the claim that norepinephrine is not safe for peripheral administration.

Our guests today are Dr. Katarina Ruscic and Dr. Jamie Sparling of the Critical Care Division of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Music by Stephen Campbell, MD.



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