Re: __Hospitals and physician med orders regarding administration
- From: "John Smith ®" <someone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 08:17:50 -0600
"Timasmith" <timasmith@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Do physicians always order medications in a 'strength' like 200mg or
20mg / hour ?
Would a physician actually choose a particular infusion like 2mg/ml
and then order it as ml/hour (or whatever time unit it is).
Or is this all left to the pharmacist or the nurse?
Depends on the hospital. Some have "standing order sets" i.e. Physician
will order Pitocin drip at x units/min. Standing orders state that all
Pitocin drips will be x units in 1000ml. Some physicians will just write
2mg/kg/min and leave it up to the pharmacy to make a concentration. Most
hospitals prefer to have pre-mixed solutions with fixed concentrations, then
only the rate will vary and people aren't confused by ever changing
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