Is It Safe To Administer A Glucose Saline Drip To A Type 2 Diabetic Patient On Insulin After Surgery? Is There A Separate Drip For Them?
STOP. CHECK THE BLOOD SUGAR. Proceed. Every patient and every diabetic is different. I worked on a med surg floor that specialized in diabetes at one of the best hospitals in the country. most patients post op were on ringers not saline. If hypoglycemia were a significant concern for this patient due to their specific needs, and they were a dialysis patient (common among diabetics with poor control) then the fluid rate would be quite slow and it would explain not using ringers. Its its not unimaginable that it could be a reasonable order. A good physician should be happy to explain the order to you if you have doubts speak up and ask for a brief rationale. Kindly tell them you will happily share with the other burses so they don't get similar calls I the order is correct. That should mitigate their annoyance. Continue reading >>