Golytely Infusion

  1. What procedure do you use to infuse Golytely for a colonic lavage? In our facility we need to infuse Golytely at up to 1 liter an hour and our enteral pumps dont go that high. Any suggestions?
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  3. by   Charles S. Smith, RN, MS
    Originally posted by njjohnson:
    <STRONG>What procedure do you use to infuse Golytely for a colonic lavage? In our facility we need to infuse Golytely at up to 1 liter an hour and our enteral pumps dont go that high. Any suggestions?</STRONG>
    Back in the dark ages, we used to time our drip rates by calculations....ummmm, are drip calcs being taught these days in school?

    chas
  4. by   pollux
    Use your iv pumps. It always work as they run at 999cc/hr and it does the job nicely. Go ahead and try that!!!
  5. by   simo
    In our hospital, we have pharmacy send up a TPN or HAL bag cut a slit in the top to pour the Golytle in and use IV tubing and put it on an IV pump. Does that make sense?

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