DOES IT HAVE TO BE ADMINISTED W A PUMP? OR CAN I DO IT MANUALLY? I HAVE A PORT.
HOME CARE STILL IS NOT ON BOARD SO I AM REALLY SICK AND AFRAID TO GET ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL..
HAD CEFTAZINE W PUMP BUT OTHER IV MEDS I DID MANUALLY.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
i don’t know what the protocol is in the States but in the UK Meropenem IVs can be Given in hospital, by a team within the community or, if you and resp team feel confident can be administered by the patient at home. It is a post code lottery here in the UK as although Clinicians within C.F units and some bronch specialists have lots of patients doing their own at home, some resp cons are not set up to do this, as you need liaison nurses to do bloods etc beginning and end and change smart site and bloods mid IVs.
Doing IVs with a port is the same as with a mid or longline except you use 3 Heparin after each dose instead of 1.
Good luck xx
What i was asking is is this drug administed w a pump in fanny pack, ie : medicine ball. or is it just administered manually>