Diazepam injection dilution for IV Push administration

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Heather Queen
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Diazepam injection dilution for IV Push administration

I am looking for practices that other facilities are doing in regards to the administration of IV push diazepam. The dosing administration instructions and other compatibility references state not to mix with other solutions or use as a continuous infusion and the y-site compatibility info is not clearly defined either. Does anyone else have specific guidelines for diazepam administration at your institution? In particular, doing a slow saline flush after undiluted administration? Diluting to a least a 1:20 ratio as stated has been done(according to Trissel's without precipitation? Our concern is for those small doses in a saline well with a j-loop as well. Appreciate any feedback!