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ADMINISTERING IV DRUGS

DRUG INCORPORATION INTO VOLUMETRIC CHAMBER

1. Verify the written MD prescription and follow


hospital policy on drug administration.

2. Observe ten (10) Rs when preparing and


administering medications.

3. Explain procedure to patient (medicine


and action) and check IV site. Verify for
skin test of the drug before IV
incorporation.

4. Do hand hygiene before and after procedure.

5. Prepare the necessary materials for the procedure such as right drug and
dose, right diluent needed, IV injection tray, syringes and needles.

This copy of the procedures from the 7th edition of the Nursing Standards on Intravenous Practice by ANSAP 1
was reproduced for educational purposes of Filipino student nurses and registered nurses
who need to review and study the procedures prior to actual IVT training and practicum.
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6. Check present IV fluid label, level and the incorporated


medicine in the Volumetric Chamber or IV bottle if with
incorporated medicine, check for drug-drug
incompatibility and if the on-going IV fluid in the
Volumetric Chamber is to be consumed in 6-8 hours,
request a prescription for IVF to be used solely for drug
administration and keep the whole set sterile for
succeeding doses.

7. Aspirate prepared right drug with correct dose.

8. Add desired IVF diluent into volumetric chamber by opening the sliding
clamp from the bottle then close the clamp.

9. Disinfect rubber injection port of the


volumetric chamber and incorporate drug.
Mix gently.

10. Open the clamp of the airway at the


volumetric chamber.

11. Regulate flow rate of IVF infusion


accordingly.

12. Place IV label on volumetric chamber


indicating drug incorporated and flow rate.

This copy of the procedures from the 7th edition of the Nursing Standards on Intravenous Practice by ANSAP 2
was reproduced for educational purposes of Filipino student nurses and registered nurses
who need to review and study the procedures prior to actual IVT training and practicum.
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13. Reassure/monitor patient when incorporated medicine is consumed,


clamp airway of volumetric chamber. Add IVF and regulate flow rate of
main IVF as prescribed.

14. Discard waste according to Health Care Waste Management


(DOH/DENR).

15. Document in patient’s chart of the drug administered and patient condition.

16. Document in patient’s chart IVF sheet


and Kardex (of changes in IV rate/time
due).

This copy of the procedures from the 7th edition of the Nursing Standards on Intravenous Practice by ANSAP 3
was reproduced for educational purposes of Filipino student nurses and registered nurses
who need to review and study the procedures prior to actual IVT training and practicum.