Medications in syringes

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    Does anyone know where I might find a compatibility chart for medications that can be mixed in a syringe.
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    Every drug book has a foldout sheet in the front of the book with compatible solution in a syringe or tubing.
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    I need to know what types of psych drugs can be mixed, the charts in the front of med. books deal mostly with the medical meds..I have to do emergency meds. On pt. at times and would like to have a quick reference to refer to.
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    Micromedex let's you look up Y site compatibility and syringe.
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    Quote from Janca
    I need to know what types of psych drugs can be mixed, the charts in the front of med. books deal mostly with the medical meds..I have to do emergency meds. On pt. at times and would like to have a quick reference to refer to.
    Micromedex. Or whatever your facility/employer uses as a drug resource for staff. Also, calling pharmacy is extremely helpful.

    When you say emergency meds, I'm not sure what you mean. All the psych drugs I've ever had to mix up in a hurry it tells you on the vial what amount of what dilutent to add to the vial/powder. Most psych meds I've given in a "emergency" situation for behavior out of control or something (yes, used as a chemical restraint) were not always given as an IV drug, but sometimes given IM, but many of our psych patients couldn't keep IV access (we didn't trust them with the access and/or they'd pull it out).

    I don't know what drugs you are working with. Maybe researching the "common ones" when not in an emergency situation - micromedex, current drug book, contacting your facility's pharmacy. It may be helpful to create your own "cheat sheet" to carry or keep nearby at work.
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    Your facility should have a standard resource they use across units and in the pharmacy. We use Lexicomp.
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    I use micromedex all the time. If it's unsure or not tested, I call pharmacy. I also have the app for iv compatibility on my phone. It's great.


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