College of Professional Studies
This project considers the implication of administering small-volume antibiotics as an intermittent primary intravenous infusion. This method leaves significant residual volume in the IV tubing which leads to deviations from the prescribed dose and rate of administration. This is a common practice in acute care. A possible quality improvement project design using evidence-based practice is exhibited. The goal of the QI project would be to standardize policy, procedure, and administration of small-volume antibiotics to ensure consistent care and treatment for every patient.