We are hanging and pushing IV meds this semester and our instructor always asks us beforehand if the solution and piggyback we are about to hang will interact with each other and whether or not they will crystallize when combined together in the line.
I can clearly see in my drug book what other meds are incompatible with the piggyback, but it doesn't say whether or not you can run that piggyback with a specific solution.
How would I find this info? Would it tell me in the drug book if (for example) I could not run
a particular med with D5W? I have been looking through my drug book for hours trying to find an example. Is there a list or are there only a few that will crystallize when mixed with a particular solution? I have already been to the Infusion nurses Association website, but could not find any kind of list.
Pardon me if this is a dumb question, but I want to be on top of it when I get to clinical again next Saturday.