I was taught by my experienced preceptor that any amount equal to or over 8mg of Zofran needs to be injected into a 50ml bag (D5 preferred but NS OK if pt is diabetic) and hung as a piggy back; however, after working on the unit for awhile I've come to realize that every nurse does it differently.
Some nurses draw up 4mg of Zofran into 10cc of NS. If they are giving 8mg they just push two syringes instead of one, followed by 10cc of flush, others just draw up all 8mg straight up without dilution and push slowly bumping up the primary infusion fluid to 100cc for the brief time they are at bedside.
I was wondering what is the "right" or "best" way? Maybe one doesn' exist as I've researched this and haven't found any.
How do you do this?