IV Drug Compatabilities

  1. Hi
    Does anyone out there in vast cyberspace know of a quick reliable web resource on IV drug compatabilities (dopamine, nitroglycerin, cardizem, etc)????
    Thank you for your assistance.
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  3. by   kewlnurse
    That would be nice, I'm tired of calling pharmacy all the time.
  4. by   VickyRN
    ME TOO!!!!
  5. by   pebbles
    Ask your managers - we have a handy chart that cross-references almost all of the iv drugs we give. It hangs on the wall of the med room for close reference. I'll have a look and see if I can figure out which company prints it.
  6. by   CEN35
    i'm not sure exactly why you are asking

    however, when i have a ccu patient, or someone with an acute mi i do my own thing. i start three lines on all those patients. you can run ntg/dopamine/dobutamine/heparin/lidocaine all in one line if you have too. then i use my 2nd line, for incompatible drips, like riapro, integrelin, tpa, etc etc. the third line, i use fir any ivpu meds you mght need to give, that are not compatible with anything (i.e. lopressor, retivase, etc etc).

  7. by   kewlnurse
    you run dope through a peripheral? we only di it in an absolutly emergent situation, and even then policy states a cvc must be in within 2 hours.

    We have those charts also but they are out dated.
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    At my hospital we run dopamine through a peripheral line--docs at my place seem "afraid" to put in a central line. It is policy though to have the doc write an order for regitine should the line (god forbid) infiltrate.