- 0Mar 24, '11 by Nursebabe2009I am new to IV's. How do you run Zosyn with normal saline through an IV?
- 1Mar 26, '11 by mnbrnPer your hospital's policy.
Ours had just changed. Now, it has it's own pump channel, is y'd in close to the pt, and runs for 4 hours. then followed by a 50ml bag of NS. It used to piggy back for 30 mins.
The increase in infusion time has to do with the med's peak and how long the anti stays in the pt's bloodstream.
- 0Apr 5, '11 by Pat_Pat RNMy drug book (Taber's) says "Administer over at LEAST 30 minutes"....so I guess, you could give it over 4 hours...I've never heard of it.
The peak is "end of infusion", duration is 4-6 hrs. So if you did give it over 4 hours, it would, seemingly, have a higher serum concentration. But I'd think it could be renal toxic, since it seems to be fairly toxic to the kidneys at the recommended doses and times.
PDR 2008: "Zosyn should be administered by IV infusion over 30 minutes. The usual total dose of Zosyn for adults is 3.375g every 6 hrs totaing 13.5g."
- 0Apr 14, '11 by annabeapI think it's a fairly new evidence-based practice. New, as in fall 2009. I think it originated per pharmacy recommendations. I'm just happy my facility hasn't created this a mandatory practice.
My old facility had us start a dedicated IV for the Zosyn infusions- especially if there were a bunch of other IVPBs. Practically NOTHING is compatible with Zosyn, and having it hung for 4hrs, they're practically like a continuous infusion. It definitely caused quite a bit of drama.