IV Piggyback (IVPB)~

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IV Piggyback (IVPB)
Small volume parenteral solution for intermittent infusion. A piggyback is comprised of any number of additives, including zero, and one solution; the mixture is made in a small bag. The piggyback is given on a schedule (for example, Q6H). Once the medication flows in, the piggyback is removed; another is not hung until the administration schedule calls for it.


Source: Pharmacy Benefits Management V. 4.0 User Manual


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