Submitted by Jane Meredith, IVT RN, St. Joseph Med Ctr on Thu Mar 29 04:09:16 2007
Can anyone share with me how Vancomycin is given at other facilities. We have many inpatients receiving Vancomycin via peripheral IV sites. This is poorly tolerated in many patients and requires sometimes daily site changes due to phlebitis, even though we are hanging this with a flush bag running at the same time for dilution. Pharmacy wants the Vanc to infuse at 120ccs/ hr for therapeutic levels to be reached.