Intravenous (IV) Therapy: Adding Medication to IV Solution Bag

Intravenous (IV) Therapy: Adding Medication to IV Solution Bag.

After checking physician’s orders, MAR and agency policy, wash hands and gather equipment.

Draw up medication into the syringe according to directions on medication insert or drug reference book.

Check to insure that prescribed drug is compatible with IV solution.

26 thoughts on “Intravenous (IV) Therapy: Adding Medication to IV Solution Bag

  1. .& check expiring date of both vacolitre n medication
    .Again patient’s allergies
    .Identification band on patient’s arm
    .check with second nursing personnel
    .both signatures
    .after 30minutes check the effect of medication if you were giving analgesia.

  2. I don’t think most nurses are required to do this anymore. At least in hospitals. The pharmacist does this prior to dispensing…then the IV bag is labeled with the added ordered medication…

  3. here in kuwait..why some Dr’s.required this at home? unless there is private nurse.only nurse are authourized to this medication.and im sure all nurses doing there job nicely when it comes to medication.

  4. I have to mix hyperal and mix IVPB’S where i work, and I don’t think this is within my scope of practice…I don’t like doing this, and am not comfortable with it, and am thinking of asking state board if it is within my scope of practice.. I have enough to do without being forced to do a phamacist’s job of mixing solution’s to administer…our pharmacy is 4 hour’s away, as we r a hospital in a hospital..but I feel i am going to get in trouble for this..any thought’s?? plus our pyxis is alway’s out of stock…pitiful…I work on an LTAC unit…

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