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IV Med Notes

IV Med Notes

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Abbreviations/Definitions
Admix:
Adding a medication to another medication or solution
Bolus:
A large amount of medication administered rapidlyintravenously for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes
Compatibility:
The ability of two or more drugs to be givenconcurrently without producing an undesirable effect; for example,if incompatible drugs are given together, that may produce aprecipitate and create harmful effects to the patient
Continuous Infusion:
An infusion usually given over at least 24 hours
Direct IV:
IV push
Further Dilute:
Add the mixture to a piggyback bag
Infusion:
Administering a fluid, medication, or electrolyte into a vein
Intermittent Infusion:
An infusion given via piggyback (IVPB)
IVP (IV Push):
Usually given in the port closest to the patient
IVPB (IV Piggyback):
Usually given in the port closest to the IV bag
Lumen:
An IV catheter that can be used to inject or withdraw fluids;for example, a triple-lumen IV catheter is an IV catheter with threedifferent lumens (see Tab 1 for an illustration)
Y-site:
A port on intravenous tubing for the purpose of medicationadministration
ContactsPhone/E-Mail
Name:Ph:e-mail:Name:Ph:e-mail:Name:Ph:e-mail:Name:Ph:e-mail:
 
 IV MED
 Notes
Purchase additional copies of this bookat your health science bookstore ordirectly from F. A. Davis by shoppingonline at www.fadavis.com or by calling800-323-3555 (US) or 800-665-1148 (CAN)A Davis’s Notes Book
Gladdi Tomlinson, RN, MSN Deborah A. Ennis, RN, MSN, CCRN
 IV MED
 Notes
 Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide

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