Thanks so much for the responses...I thought she was nuts, too!
I'm a newbie on a med-surg floor, and even though "we rarely ever get Heparin drips" I've had two to deal with in the 3 months I've been there...everyone else seems as confused and nervous to deal with them as I do. I didn't even know you could program the bolus into the pump!! I have requested a one-on-one session with one of the pharmacists on staff to help me; hopefully they'll be willing to do so.
@suanna--No, no policy to not give boluses; the opposite! (Give a certain bolus as determined by pharmacy, run the drip, PTT 6hrs after start time, adjust settings and re-bolus if need be, PTT 6hrs later, so on and so forth.) Soooo, since giving a bolus is main player in the game, I'd like to be shown/told how to do it correctly!
Thank you for your help...if any of you could explain how to program both the bolus and the drip rate into the pump, I would be most appreciative!!