OK, my friend just asked me this question about IV Ancef and I thought some of you can help me out here
The patient has been transferred to the surgical unit and the MD has ordered to start IV Ancef. However, the MD did not specify the rate. So my friend told the teacher what he would do in this case:
1). Verify the order with MD.
2). Check with pharmacy.
3). Check with CPS + hospital protocol.
Those steps are logical but his teacher said those options aren't available (but he still needs to administer the IV Ancef).
So what do you guys think?? It's a good question and I seriously don't know what to do either.
Thanks in advance.