When looking at whether TPN can be given by PIV or not, does your unit consider the osmolarity of the solution, or do you base it on the dextrose concentration alone?
Yes, we look at both dextrose concentration, calcium, and osmolarity. 900 osmoles or less for PIV. Dextrose 12.5% or less for a PIV.
Last edit by babennp on Sep 12, '10
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