Hey guys.. I've got a question.. Hope I don't sound too dumb...
Banana Bags.. the hospital I work at always does Etoh levels first, is this a must? I just didn't know if the level of alcohol has anything to do with what goes into each bag. Also, the rate... We normally hang the Banana bag at the rate the primary iv will be at when it is done (after 3 days). However the other day I had a patient with several different orderes 1. LR @ 83 2. Banana Bagx200ml/hr. 3. Banana Bag over 24 hours.
Hello can you say confusing! The nurse prior to me had the rate at the 200ml/hr. However I changed the rate to 83 when I got the patient, and yes I know I should have called and asked what the doctor wanted. Also the combinations.. I know each banana bag is different.. Our is usually vit K, LR, thiamine, folic acid, mag sulfate... so if we would have ran the patients iv at 200/hr for the 3 days... would this have caused issued with blood clotting/vit k?