What drugs can be used intravenously?
The most common drugs used among IV users are:
- Crystal methamphetamines.
- Prescription drugs.
Prepare the patient for the IV push medication.
- Before administrating the push, assess the peripheral IV insertion site for redness, swelling, increased or decreased temperature, or bleeding.
- Wash your hands, as described in step 1.1, and put on clean gloves.
- Prepare the 0.9% saline flush.
- May not administer hemodialysis. Pennsylvania – May administer IV medication except for antineoplastic agents, titrated meds and IV push meds other than heparin flush. May not administer hemodialysis. Rhode Island – Administering IV therapy and medication is within LPN's scope.
- › An intravenous (I.V.) “piggyback,” or secondary infusion, is the administration of. medication that is diluted in a small volume of I.V. solution (e.g., 50–250 ml in a minibag) through an established primary infusion line. The piggyback can be administered by. gravity or by I.V. infusion pump.
- A drip is sometimes known as a cannula, intravenous fluids or IV. It is a short, small plastic tube. A doctor or nurse will use a needle to put the drip into your child's vein. The doctor or nurse will leave the plastic tube in so that fluids and medicines can go directly into the blood.
The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver medications and fluid replacement throughout the body, because the circulation carries them. Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid replacement (such as correcting dehydration), to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, and for blood transfusions.
- Types of IV Fluids. There are different types of intravenous fluids used to treat dehydration. Normal saline contains sodium and chlorine, so it replaces lost fluid and prevents or corrects some types of electrolyte imbalances. A solution of dextrose and water may also be used to treat dehydration.
- IV Therapy Certification and Diploma Program Overviews. Certificate programs in IV therapy are typically designed for licensed nurses. Students learn about topics such as fluid balance, safe fluid administration, allergic responses and more.
- The numbers from 1 to 10 (including subtractive notation for 4 and 9) are expressed in Roman numerals as follows: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X.
The usual initial dose of furosemide is 40 mg injected slowly intravenously (over 1 to 2 minutes). If a satisfactory response does not occur within 1 hour, the dose may be increased to 80 mg injected slowly intravenously (over 1 to 2 minutes).
- Edema The usual initial dose of furosemide is 20 to 40 mg given as a single dose, injected intramuscularly or intravenously. The intravenous dose should be given slowly (1 to 2 minutes). Ordinarily a prompt diuresis ensues.
- The usual initial dose of LASIX is 20 to 80 mg given as a single dose. Ordinarily a prompt diuresis ensues. If needed, the same dose can be administered 6 to 8 hours later or the dose may be increased.
- The most recent labeling (ie, revised 1993) for Vistaril® Injection states in the Contraindications section, “Hydroxyzine hydrochloride intramuscular solution is intended only for intramuscular administration and should not, under any circumstances, be injected subcutaneously, intra- arterially, or intravenously.”
Updated: 2nd October 2019