IV meds remaining in giving sets

  1. is it ok to discard IV meds remaining in the giving set when a IV antibiotic is mixed is 100 ml bag of appropriate diluent? will it significantly affect the dose of drug that the patient receives? will it constitute underdosing? please let me know your thoughts about this. many thanks.
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  3. by   canoehead
    I would give it all. Sometimes the bags are a wee bit over, plus the powder adds a slight amount of volume.
  4. by   Huq
    Give it all if using gravity.

    Much more accurate to administer via pump.
    The volume is set and when finished it's finished. No guesswork.