Published Jun 22, 2009
i am trying to put a list together of drugs that are commonly administered by first giving a bolus dose of the medication via an iv push, followed by a iv infusion of the same drug, for example heparin bolus followed by a heparin infusion? the setting is predominately the emergency department or administration of medication started in the ed prior to patient transfer or admission. all examples welcome! thanks
integrilin, natrecor, cordarone...
lidocaine.... 1 - 1.5 mg / kg bolus (max of 3 mg / kg bolus dose) followed by drip at 2 - 4 mg / min
Diltiazem - usually 10mg bolus then IV rate 5-15mg/hr.
Amiodarone - 300mg over 1 hr then 20mg/kg for 24hrs (although in life-saving measures you can push the 300)
Narcan - 0.1mg - 0.4mg push, then drip (sorry can't remember that dose off the top of my head)
Magnesium - 1-2mg followed by drip (usually BC, although I am unsure if they bolus first)
Practically any narcotics or ativan or versed
Hope this helps
digoxin post open heart if not on preop .
WSU_Ally_RN, BSN, RN
nexium and octreotide are both given as a bolus first, then a gtt for our fun gi bleeders...
heparin-- we do a bolus then drip in our STEMI pts headed to cath lab
By using the site, you agree with our Policies. X