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  • Sep 1 '15

    Never ever piggy back NS with high risk drips, NEVER there is always a risk you might bolus the high risk drip. Always check manual BP's before giving ANY cardiac meds, as well as check the patients HR. If you think something is wrong or your patient looks suddenly different GET HELP! Always ask questions, don't ever think it's a stupid question, by not asking something could potentially result in a very bad mistake. I always check a dose of heparin bolus with another nurse when I have to give a bolus based on the patients PTT. If you ever feel uncomfortable giving a med, call and question the doctor. Remember you too have a license to protect. When you have a pt. return from the CCL that just had a cath, check that groin often! I could go on but I will stop for now, lets read more from other nurses and their examples.

  • Jul 31 '15

    Quote from squatmunkie_RN
    Odd...I work on a telly floor. We give Amiodarone through a PIV all the time. Don't lose your job/career over something like that. Unless it's a faulty order/med, something that will do harm to the patient.
    I also work on a cardiac step-down unit, Amiodarone can cause narcosis of the surrounding tissue, especially if it infiltrates. Whenever we have someone on this drip they HAVE to have a central line. I have seen many PIV's with this type of drip become infected. I will only start this drip via 18g in AC, while waiting for PICC line.



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