Good day everyone. I have a question that may seem simple but i am spinning my wheels trying to get an answer i am comfortable with. I know what my IV bible says and states about giving Diazepam IV. I happen to like to dilute my drugs if possible. Book says not to dilute because of crystalization/etc. in the line. It is to be given at the port closest to the pt and to give a specific amount over 1 miniute. If this is not diluted it burns really bad going in, no matter how slow it is given, and if it is given closest to the pt it is being diluted no matter what unless the line is pinched off, drip is stopped etc. Let me communicate first that the IV's and line I am talking about are in no longer than 3 hours max. Can an experienced nurse or nurses out there please help me to understand and share your experience with this if you have it?? Yes, I am a new nurse (in my book) and i am looking for input. Thank you so very much in advance.