leaRNing101 491 Views
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Thank you Esme12 for your reply! I appreciate your insight and will keep that in mind!
FiveofPeep: Yes, POD 0 means Post op day 0 (same day as operation) and REDDOG RN: Wikipedia describes banding pretty well:
"Banding is a medical procedure which uses elastic bands for constriction. Banding may be used to tie off blood vessels in order to stop bleeding, as in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices. The band restricts blood flow to the ligated tissue, so that it eventually dies and sloughs away from the supporting tissue. This same principle underlies banding as treatment for hemorrhoids."
Five of Peep: Good point. I will do that in the future. My preceptor came and looked at my IV's and didn't say anything (I'm a 4th year nursing student finishing in a week), but I have been awake wondering about it...I know the meds are compatible, but I want to have best practice, and worried that with a Pantoloc infusion, if running another med was OK. I didn't find anything that says it isn't in my med guides or facility policies prior to hanging the med...but I have that pit-of-my-stomach feeling that maybe it wasn't the BEST way to administer the med...
I wanted to pick all you senior nurses brains on this one...
Have a patient with esophageal varices, POD O for banding of the same.
Has a running octreotide infusion, pantoloc infusion (Y'd to NS with 40K).
Patient needs Gravol stat as is dry-heaving from nausea...do you give it IV though the Y port on the running pantoloc infusion as is compatible?
Thanks for you thoughts...
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