Question for the Home Infusion RNs.
We have a inhouse patient that had 3 1/2 parathyroidectomy and is 10 days post op.Â Daily requirement to keep his calcium near normal is 8 amps of Calcium GluconateÂ IV each day.Â Â We are running 8 amps in a litter over 12 hours.
The surgeon now wants to discharge home the patient on a continuous infusion over 12 hours.
Has anyone elseÂ be doing this in the community?Â We can teach him to do this himself.
Safety of this (his 1/2 of parathyroid may start kicking in and then we have hypercalcemia)?
Protocol you are using?