I was in the ICU for clinical giving IV morphine through a PICC line pushing it slowly over the designated time. The ICU nurse who I have a lot a respect for laughed and said he usually puts morphine in the IV line and let it run it because you won't have time to slowly push and flush IV meds in the ICU. There was NS running at 100ml/hour. Patient BP was in the low 100s with hx of colitis, ruptured bowel, peritonitis and sepsis on no pressors and had VAP.
Another nurse also did this. In addition she ran an abx with Diprivan through the same line because they were compatible and had only one port flushing on the PICC?
What am I suppose to think about this? In nursing school this is a big no no but working in an ED I know school and real life are different. Thanks:uhoh21: