I found some info similar to my question but I would like to clarify and/or seek advice on my situation. I work in an ambulatory surgery center and doesn't have NS vial or pre-filled NS syringe to dilute.
Therefore, when I need to dilute Demerol, I usually draw up LR first
from the beg which is running on the patient then, I change the needle to filter needle and draw up the Demerol.
Is this accurate or it doesn't matter?
My rational for drawing LR first is that I'm afraid Demerol could by chance get into LR beg. Am I thinking way too much? Advice please. Thanks!!