For some reason I get super excited about IV compatibility problems, and I had a good one recently. Let’s assume this is your patient…she is on 8 continuous infusions and has IV piggyback meds to give at regular intervals.
The continuous infusions are: Epinephrine, Fentanyl, Insulin, Levophed, Nimbex, Sodium Bicarbonate, Vasopressin and Versed.
The IVPB and IV Push meds are: Flagyl, Levaquin, Protonix and Vancomycin.
She has a triple lumen central catheter and she’s so edematous you can’t get a peripheral in. How are you going to run all your meds? Think about it and I’ll post a solution in a few days 🙂