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It depends on the practitioner. For busulfan we prime all tubing with chemo and include the flush in the rate. We check it every hour and speed it up if necessary. If it goes over by 5-10 min the 1st PK level is drawn at that time and then the following PK levels are drawn at the scheduled times from hour zero.
——————————————- Mary Lynn Rae Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago, IL United States ——————————————-
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and Bone Marrow Transplant . ——————————————- Can you please share your IV set up for medications that require PK (pharmacokinetic) blood samples? For example, some may overfill the bag so it is primed, ready to go and you run at continuous rate for exact time then turn off. Others may adjust the rate and volume to be infused on the pump to include the tubing flush volume. Any information is appreciated as we try to get exact infusion times and PK levels.
——————————————- Amy Spence Seminole, FL United States ——————————————-