this is a simple question but has seemed to complicate my mind.
how do you give an IV pain med/nausea med when there is fluids running.
many nurses on my floor do different ways. lets say the fluids are running 100/hr. do you pause them, flush a 10cc NS, give the pain IVmed, flush again and restart
or do you give it slowly into the port of the IV while the fluids are running?
lets say its not compatible with the piggy back thats running, how do you give it then?
and when you dilute meds, and then how do you give that IV med while a fluid is running? ahhh please someone help, i am so confused!!!:uhoh21: