Can't mix drugs?? - page 2
Our pharmacy recently decided that we can't mix drugs, meaning we can't mix pitocin, nubain, or any other "high risk" drug. This has caused a problem already where the physician orders a different... Read More
Feb 10, '07Occupation: RN Mother/Baby unit and NICU Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 141; Likes: 12The only units in my facility allowed to mix their own medications is the ER ICU and the NICU. This is only allowed during the 8 hours at night when their is no pharmacist in house. When we do mix our own medications, we have to show our calculations, verified by min 2 RNs and documented.
Feb 10, '07Occupation: Clinical instructor Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 781; Likes: 121Quote from shortstuff31117why are docs ordering concentrations?...This has caused a problem already where the physician orders a different concentration than we have stocked in our fridge...
that's solely a pharmacy thing