Pharmacy Question for the Week of March 1, 2021

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What is the correct way to report two drugs that are administered at the same time through two separate IV lines?

Answer:

When clinical indications support the need for simultaneous management of two separate IV lines and the medications administered are incompatible or pose a patient safety risk when administered through multi-lumen to the same access site, the requirement for such would be documented in the medical record and would support coding of two initial infusions plus appropriate additional hours.


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