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Intravenous Push Injections in Adults: Safety and Guidelines

Last updated: March 23, 2020
Project Number: RB1457-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Device
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative safety of push injections versus secondary infusions or piggybacking in adults requiring intravenous medication?
  2. What is the comparative safety of push injections administered through distal ports in the intravenous line versus push injections administered through proximal ports in the intravenous line in adults requiring intravenous medication?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding secondary infusions and push injections in adults requiring intravenous medication?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding port choice in push injections in adults requiring intravenous medication?

Key Message

One non-randomized study was identified regarding the comparative safety of push injections versus piggybacking in adults requiring intravenous medication. In addition, one evidence-based guideline was regarding secondary infusions and push injections in adults requiring intravenous medication.