Mixing meds for an IV Direct (push)

  1. Is this common practice where you work? Is it best practice? I am thinking of looking into this for a research study. I just need a but of feedback. What is your hospitals policy?

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  3. by   nesher
    Could you clarify what meds you are thinking about? Mixing with? (saline I presume)
    I can't clarify my hospitals exact policy not being at work to look it up - but I think it depends what drug we are talking about and a lot of nurses I work with mix for example ativan with saline always - guess thats how they were taught - even though all our patients have double lumen hickmans -so it's not a vein irritation issue.