Demerol

  1. I am a new grad and have been reading up on Demerol. Seems that they direct you to dilute with 10cc of sterile water. Am I reading this right? Is this for IVP as well or only when giving it through hanging IVs. I am so confused. I don't remember ever diluting it in nursing school for IVP. We would just give it over 2 - 5 mins.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   LizzyL&DRN
    I don't ever dilute it. I just give it slow IVP. It probably depends on the policy of each department and hospital.
  4. by   Becca_RN
    Thanks for replying. Learning so many new things at a time sometimes it begins to get muttled up.

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