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banana bag

  1. 0 What is a banana bag?
  2. Visit  EricTAMUCC-BSN profile page

    About EricTAMUCC-BSN

    From 'Texas'; Joined Jun '03; Posts: 355; Likes: 4.

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  3. Visit  neneRN profile page
    A bag of IV fluids containing MVI (this is what makes the fluid yellow, hence the term "banana" bag)-we hang these on alcoholic pts coming into the ER and they usually also contain thiamine, folic acid, and sometimes Mag Sulfate.
  4. Visit  EricTAMUCC-BSN profile page
    what is MVI?
  5. Visit  neneRN profile page
    sorry, multi-vitamins.Severe alcoholics tend to drink more than they eat so a banana bag is an attempt to replenish nutritional deficiencies.
  6. Visit  2ndCareerRN profile page
    Also sometimes known as a Rally Pack,

    Usually contains:

    MultiVitamin the distinctive yellow color
    Thiamine 100mg
    Folic Acid 1mg

    Some facilities also add Mag Sulfate to the mix.

    All mixed in 1L normal saline.

    Used in cases of malnutrition, undernutrition, and alcoholics to plump them up and get some vitamins into them.

  7. Visit  live4today profile page
    Yep! We hang enough banana bags where I work, too!
  8. Visit  gwenith profile page
    I have never heard it called that!!

    Sings "the Banana Bag" song

    or perhaps it is the effect of too much night duty.....
  9. Visit  live4today profile page
    gwenith......I loved that song! I sang it all the way to the end. Made me feel like I was on an Island somewhere far away!
  10. Visit  pickledpepperRN profile page
    Perfect song for a night nurse who hangs banana bags.
  11. Visit  EricTAMUCC-BSN profile page
    never heard of the banana bag song!! haha, thanks yall.
  12. Visit  Janet Barclay profile page
    banana bag= bag'o shame
  13. Visit  Rapheal profile page
    Just hung one for the first time tonight. Loved the song. Follow up with the librium and lactulose lullabye.
  14. Visit  New CCU RN profile page
    LOL...we call em "Goody Bags"