IV push Med procedure

  1. 0 I am researching what most effective way is to give IV push Meds when you have a running IV. Do you need to flush port on tubing before and after med? Do you need to pinch off tubing? Thanks
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    Well, is the IVP med that you are infusing compatible with the mainline fluids? If not, then you must pinch off, flush, give the IVP med, flush again with a compatible flush solution, then restart the primary.
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    Well if the mainline solution is compatible is it neccessary to pinch off tubing?
  5. Visit  IVRUS profile page
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    Crimping off the tubing prevents retrograde of the IVP medication up the IV tubing and will therefore deliver the medication in the time frame you specificied.

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