After 3 days, his orders were changed to include Fragmin (dalteparin) of 12,500 units subcutaneous daily, Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) of 5- to 325-mg tablet q4h pm; Unasyn (ampicillin-sulbactam) IVPB
of 3 g q6h, and Lovenox (enoxaparin) injection of 70 mg subcutaneous daily.
Postoperatively, the patient was maintained on an intravenous ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn[R] 3 g, IVPB
, q6 hours) regimen until presentation and intraoperative culture results were available.
Many manufacturers of intravenous products, especially IV piggybacks, offer systems in which a medication vial is attached directly to the IVPB
bag and the vial and diluent may be stored separately in the Omnicell medication cabinet.