IV Piggyback Medication Administration – Skills

The only item that I would add to this is that most facilities do not allow any medication or IV fluid to run on gravity anymore. Please be sure to check your facilities policy and procedures for medication administration. Six Rights Of Medication Administration The Six Rights When you are giving medication, regardless of the type of medication, you must […]

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How to setup and IV and IV Piggyback – Skills

Amazon.com Widgets When given intravenously, a drug is delivered immediately to the bloodstream and tends to take effect more quickly than when given by any other route. Consequently, health care practitioners closely monitor people who receive an intravenous injection for signs that the drug is working or is causing undesired side effects. Also, the effect of a drug given by […]

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Calculating IV drug Infusion Rates

Another Example How to calculate IV flow rates: Intravenous fluid must be given at a specific rate, neither too fast nor too slow. The specific rate may be measured as ml/hour, L/hour or drops/min. To control or adjust the flow rate only drops per minute are used. The burette contains a needle or plastic dropper which gives the number of […]

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Protonix – a quick med podcast and information

  Protonix (Pantoprazole): is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat certain stomach and esophageal           problems (such as acid reflux). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. It helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, it helps prevent ulcers, and may help to prevent cancer of the esophagus. Protonix belongs […]

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To all the Military Nurses. Thank You

Military Nurses care for patients within the military, all over the globe. These nurses are no different from other nurses as they administer medication, treat wounds, and care for the sick. However, one of the more interesting things about being a Military Nurse is that your assignments can take you all over the world.

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Help passing NCLEX

How to Effectively Answer NCLEX Questions To move to the next level of your nursing profession, you should know how to effectively answer the NCLEX questions. Without passing the NCLEX, you won’t receive that prized license that determines if you can safely and efficiently practice as an entry-level nurse. The first step in preparing yourself for the exam is to […]

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IV Drug Calculation Tutorial

Volume/Time – IV mL Rate Questions Given a certain amount of liquid and a time period, what is the necessary IV flow rate in mL/hr? Measurement used when IV regulated electronically by infusion pump. Formula: Volume (mL) Time (hr)  =  Y (Flow Rate in mL/hr) Example: Infuse 250 mL over the next 120 minutes by infusion pump. Volume (mL) Time […]

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