One more question:
When you give dilantin via a PEG with a patient who is getting continuous TF, do you stop the TF for an hour before/hour after giving the medication?
I had a patient in this situation, and I gave the 1500 dose of Dilantin without holding TF before/after and the patient vomited about 45 min later. When I told the charge nurse, she said that I should have held the TF before/after. I have never heard that before. When I asked the other nurses, some said to hold it and some said they had never heard that before and one said to hold TF for TWO hrs before and after.
This lady was getting Dilantin q8hrs and was only getting 45cc/hr TF - if I held it for one hr before/after that would be 6 hrs she would be off the TF and 260cc of TF she would not be getting.
Anyway, I of course was super busy and never got an answer and never had that patient again. I felt very badly if I had indeed made her vomit.
Please, what do you do when you have this situation?
Thank you, I am a relatively new nurse who works in chaos.