I teach nursing education and some questions have come up regarding what the students are learning regarding IV med administration. I am looking for any journal articles or Best Practice information...
IV push...on a continuous IV.... kink tubing while pushing or no? Is there a guideline for kink or no kink related to the rate of the primary IV? Should we kink if rate less than 100 for example..? No kink if rate higher than 100?
IV piggyback...hanging flush bag and run at same rate as primary rate to infuse remaining med in tubing? For example..my primary IV rate was 125/hr.... but due to incompatibility I hung a NSS bag...do I run that at 125/hr as well? So....if my primary IV was 75/hr...do I set my rate for my NSS flush at 75/hr?
Where can I find the literature backing these ideas?