Protonix IV - page 2

Our doctors are suddenly prescribing protonix IV to every pt. I don't think it is very cost efficient because it requires its own IV tubing and filter every time. I know the tubing costs $50.00+ in... Read More

  1. by   shannonRN
    Originally posted by SharonMH31
    At our hospital, Protonix is given with regular IV tubing but with the dedicated filter that is provided by pharmacy. We have been only instructed to change the filter each time, not the tubing. Also, we do not piggyback it into running IVF's but we do not have to stop the primary infusion either; we just run it through the y-extension. So far we haven't experienced any problems with this protocol.
    my hospital's policy exactly....