Now what different does it make to dilute the ancef with Sterile water if it's put into NS or D5W??? At many hospitals the IVP come with a vial attach to a minibag of D5W or NS. You crack the tubing between the solution and the med vial, squeeze the NS or D5W into the med vial, reconsitute the med, and then squeeze the entire med back into the minibag and give.
Now if it was required to have the drug...which I totally don't understand, with sterile water only...why these setups??
In the ER and in ICUs I have worked in...we hang a bag of NS up in the med room, date it, and use it to draw up for pushes, and medication reconsitution.
Also Ancef can be placed in as little as a 50cc bag and is done so in many, many facilities
Edited...as I remembered something ...that Ancef is the only drug that doesn't come went the above set-up. It comes up pre- mixed
by pharmcay. And the person who posted that it's supposed to be reconstitued with at least 10cc
of sterile H20/ or BS-H20 is also correct for 500 mgs to 1Gm. for IV Injecction. I guess I should stop jumping into stuff...this late at nite..