question about compatibility of meds

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    Some one posted that
    as far as I know, you should not incorporate anything to hep infusion.


    Is Heparin and Mag compatible
    Also if they are would you still start a new IV if you have orders to run both of them at the same time..........or would you piggy back the heparin to the magnesium..........

    Oders where for 25,000units heparin IV to run at 9cc/hr

    Magnesium in D5% (gosh forgot how many ml of D5% 100ml I believe.....can not remember now.............how would you run this

    I guess they are compatible cause the preceptor ran it together.........but another nurse told me they where not compatible................the patient complained of burning so the preceptor slowed the rate it was 100cc/hr for the mag as the primary and 9cc/hr for the secondary to run concurrently would you have done it this way

    With pt complaint of burning and site inspected it was not infiltrated or swollen but felt burning sensation so it was slowed down to 50cc/hr for the Magnesium and next shift notified to watch site for any changes since this was run at the end of the shift.............pt given mag cause he had several episodes of nonsustained VT..............mag level low..............

    I guess I left that shift wondering if the burning was from running heparin and mag together or from the original rate of 100cc/hr for the mag ........I am a newbie so needed to know from experiences nurses what you would have done with those orders

    To start another peripheral line ............the patient would need one soon anyway cause it was inserted 3/22 and it was 3/25............or keep the heparin in the 3/22 line and start a new one for the mag ...............just curious as to what would have been the best options .........did my preceptor pick the best option to run them both concurrently............pigging backing the heparin

    I wanted to run two separate lines ,,,,,,,,,,,for those IV nurses out there........what is the best choice in this circumstance
    Last edit by angelique777 on Mar 28, '05
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