IV PUSH Drug Card

SimpleNursing Editorial Team Feb 6, 2020
Medical nurse assistant is preparing an infusion. Nurse in hospital placing a bag of medicine on the line.

As a nursing student, you’re probably familiar with intravenous (IV) therapy and its importance in health care. IV push medications are a specific type of IV medication administration that involves the rapid injection of a medication into a patient’s vein. 

An IV bolus is a type of IV therapy administration that involves receiving a single dose of medication over a short period of time. 

IV Push Meds

IV push meds are a type of medication that is given through an IV line, and injected directly into a client’s vein over a short period of time. Unlike other forms of IV medication administration, which can take several minutes or hours to infuse, IV push meds work quickly and provide immediate relief.

IV push meds are often used in emergency situations, when time is of the essence, and medications need to work quickly. They are also used when a client cannot take medication orally, or when the medication needs to bypass the digestive system and be delivered directly to the bloodstream.

Types of IV Push Meds

Various medications can be administered via IV push, including antibiotics, pain medications, anti-nausea medications, and cardiac medications. Some common medications that are given via IV push include:

  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Heparin
  • Zofran
  • Epinephrine

It is important to note that not all medications can be administered via IV push, and that proper dosing and administration technique is critical. Therefore, nurses must thoroughly understand medication interactions, contraindications, and the client’s medical history and current condition before administering any medication via IV push.

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