Continuous Furosemide Infusion - page 2

I had an order to start a continuous furosemide infusion. My specific concerns were that the patient was not on any form of monitoring and that the initial dosage seemed to be rather high. In... Read More

  1. by   RNNPICU
    I work in a PICU and we frequently have pts on lasix drips. They are usually mg/kg/day, the concentration is typically 1:1. There are always AM labs at 4am, also most of the time the pts have an A-line in so I can easily draw an Istat if need be. Also, there are orders for KCl and mag boluses if the K is below 3.5. Mag we usually bolus below 1.8. If the K is really low, we have a higher dose.