What is the Y-site?
A y-site is an injection port on the side of an IV line. Tests for admixture compatibility involve combining test masses of the two drugs in various test diluents (normal saline(NS), ringers(R), lactated ringers (LR), 5% dextrose lactated ringers (D5LR), etc)
What is drug compatibility?
DRUGS are compatible with commonly used I.V. solutions. But the more complex the solution, the greater the risk of incompatibility: an undesirable chemical or physical reaction between a drug and a solution or between two or more drugs. Physical incompatibility occurs more commonly with multiple additives.
What is medication incompatibility?
Medication errors and Drug Incompatibility Drug Incompatibility is another variation of medication error that refers to an undesirable reaction that occurs between a drug and a solution, container or another drug.
How would the nurse know if the drug to be infused is compatible with the IV solution?
Generally, to avoid incompatibility, drugs and solutions that are to be mixed should have similar pH values. The pH of each I.V. solution is listed on the manufacturer’s label, and the pH of each drug is provided in the package insert.
What is an IV piggyback?
IVPB is a method of medication administration commonly used for medical treatments, especially antibiotics. In an IV piggyback setup, small volumes of intravenous solution are given by intermittent infusion. Medication is administered via secondary IV tubing connected to the primary tubing.
What is a saline lock?
A saline lock is a type of IV. It allows you to go home in between getting your next dose of IV medicine. It also allows you or someone else to give you IV medicine at home. It doesn’t have the tubing, IV bag, and pole.
What medications should not be taken together?
What Drugs Can You Not Take Together? There are many types of drugs you shouldn’t take together, but in general, don’t take combinations like these: Two or more drugs that share an active ingredient.
Are D5W and NS compatible?
I passed this on to the next shift and the nurse told me that since Flagyl is compatible with NS and D5W then its compatible with D5 1/2NS even though it doesn’t come out and say it in the reference manual. This doesn’t really seem like a legit assumption to me (Idk tho, I’m still new!).
Are d10 and NS compatible?
Ampicillin cant be stored as long when reconstituted with D5/D10 but are compatible. If you’re just y-siting it with D10 then that shouldn’t be a problem. Well thanks all!
Is versed compatible with fentanyl?
Midazolam is reported to be compatible for citrate equivalent to 50 µg/mL fentanyl and at least 48 hr at room temperature with a range pure fentanyl citrate (David Bull Laboratories of opioids, including morphine sulfate, hydro- Pty. Ltd., Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia); am-