Mixing IV meds - page 2
Hi all, I am a relatively new nurse and had never considered mixing IV meds together before administration. This was never something that came up in school, nor something I ever saw during... Read More
Jul 26, '07i work in the uk as children's nurse and i always give my iv med separate
as others said if my patient react to a drug id like to know which one , plus if your giving one medication for example in uk we used metronidazole and cefuroxime for post appendix patients now these two drug can be mixed, and i see fellow nurses do this
if you mixed the above two drugs for example one an infusion over 30 minutes the other a slow bolus if the cannula tissued during the infusion how do you know how much they had of each drug , least if you give the slow bolus first and it fine and then the cannula tissues during infusion then at least you know they had the one drug.