Crushing Meds

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Merissa Andersen
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Crushing Meds

How do you handle crushing/tubing meds? Currently running into the problem that some meds cannot be crushed based on PK, others can be crushed/opened but it will clog the tube, and some are hazardous and may be crushed but require safety precautions. We currently have a tube feeding guideline that was created by pharmacists years ago with information on crushing and tubing, but since it is not entirely comprehensive and has not been approved by the system we cannot link it in the MAR.

Thanks!
Merissa
MSO-Mayo Midwest