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Jean-AMH
Conivaptan infusion
Our hospital is going to start using this IV medication on selected hyponatremic patients. The infusion recommendations state to use a large vein and rotate the site every 24 hours. Therapy can last 24- 96 hours. Is anyone using this medication? If so, are you using a central line access or peripheral and rotating the site daily?? Thanks
lynncrni
What is the pH and final
What is the pH and final osmolarity? Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

lynncrni
I just got a new 2008
I just got a new 2008 Intravenous Medications book. This drug has a pH of 3, so a central line is needed for its infusion. This book states, "May cause significant infusion site reaction." It may be so new that extravasation injury has not been reported yet but I would not want to be the first one to see it. Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

Helen
It's amazing that we had
It's amazing that we had been infusing Vanco, KCL, etc via peripheral line and didnt hear or see any bad extravasation as i see pictures in this website, now I am scared. I am only IV certified, and practiced IV infusions all my life as a clinical nurse, update my knowledge through reading, browsing, websites, on line ce.
I am in the process of suggesting improvements with IV therapy having increased
cases of IV infections in our facility. can u advise me where to start? modules, ebsites, I ll appreciate anything, im by the way supported also by Our Infection Control dept. thanks a lot.

helen

lynncrni
There are resources at the

There are resources at the following:

www.ins1.org - Infusion Nurses Society

www.avainfo.org - Association for Vascular Access

Other resources can be found at the Oncology Nursing Society, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and numerous private educators specializing in infusion therapy and vascular access. See my advertisement on this home page for this website - Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc for online continuing education, free clinical articles and access to my blog. Lynn 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

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