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Zosyn Frenzy

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Specializes in General Surgery.

What's up with Zosyn?

I work postop... has been a year now.

My research yields used for pneumonia? So are they giving every dang pt zosyn to prevent it?

:confused:

I don't know, but I sure hate mixing it. Takes for..ev..er.

blondy2061h, MSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

I've only ever seen Zosyn in premixed piggyback bags. I've mixed loads of Meropenem, Primaxin and Erythromycin, but never Zosyn.

TheNGTKingRN

Specializes in General Surgery.

We get it premixed! I guess we're spoiled. =P

lucymalfoy

Specializes in Orthopedics, Med-Surg. Has 2 years experience.

My hospital used to give every suspected sepsis case a vanc/zosyn regimen. Apparently now we have a zosyn shortage, so the replacement reigmen is vanc/cefepime/flagyl.

dream'n, BSN, RN

Specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych. Has 28 years experience.

Seems like Zosyn, Cefepime, Unasyn, Vanco, Rocephin, and Levaquin are the most commonly used where I work. Crap I forgot Flagyl, everybody and their brother is on Flagyl IVPB every 8 hours. Only my Vanco, Levaquin, and Flagyl come premixed.

dream'n, BSN, RN

Specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych. Has 28 years experience.

I don't know, but I sure hate mixing it. Takes for..ev..er.

I'm jealous that some of you get it premixed!

TheNGTKingRN

Specializes in General Surgery.

Seems like Zosyn' date=' Cefepime, Unasyn, Vanco, Rocephin, and Levaquin are the most commonly used where I work. Crap I forgot Flagyl, everybody and their brother is on Flagyl IVPB every 8 hours. Only my Vanco, Levaquin, and Flagyl come premixed.[/quote']

A lot of my burn pts are on a Primaxin & Vanco therapy.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 9 years experience.

We use so much of it that I have decide my next two dogs Vanc and Zosyn.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

It's works on all the MDROs at least until they mutate again.