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Alteplase Alaris Infusion Pump Programming Instructions for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

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Alteplase Alaris Infusion Pump Programming Instructions For:
Acute Pulmonary Embolism (PE) ONLY
TOTAL ALTEPLASE DOSE FOR TREATMENT OF PE IS 100 mg given as an infusion over 120 minutes
*NOTE:
• Other dosing regimens exist for PE
• Review Health Link order to ensure dosing instructions for Acute PE match dosing listed ON THIS
SHEET
• If dose ordered is different, disregard the following instructions.
PE Thrombolytic Therapy – Alteplase:
• Recommended total dose is 100 mg infused over 120 minutes
• Infused via 2 step process using the Alaris pump
Step Action
1 100 mg infused over 120 minutes
2 Med line flush with normal saline
Nursing Administration Procedure:
1. Important
a. Alteplase is a High Alert medication requiring a second independent verification for pump
programming (UW Administrative Policy 8.33, High Alert Medication Administration)
b. Do not add other medication to the Alteplase bag/vial or tubing
c. Administer alteplase through a dedicated lumen
d. This is a primary infusion, do not set up as a secondary
2. Equipment and supplies
a. Alaris programming unit
b. Alaris pump module
c. Alaris primary tubing set (Use NEW primary tubing set for administration of alteplase)
d. Alteplase 100 mg/100 mL bag/vial
e. 50 mL normal saline minibag
3. Prepare infusion
a. Prime tubing SLOWLY with alteplase; ensure there is no air in tubing
b. Do not waste medication during priming as there is no overfill in the alteplase bag/vial
c. If alteplase is supplied in a glass vial, open vent on tubing drip chamber to facilitate priming
and infusion from the vial
4. Pump setup
a. Select Adult ICU profile on infusion pump
b. Select “alteplase” in Guardrails drug library
c. Press Page Down; select “PE” from next page
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5. Steps 1 programming sequence
a. Press VTBI; enter 100 mL**
b. Press Rate; enter 50 mL/hr
c. Press Start
d. Pump will issue an “Infusion Complete” alert when 100 mL VTBI has been administered
** IMPORTANT – Bag/vial will empty before 100 mL VTBI is completed! Do not allow drip
chamber to empty; RN must be in room to anticipate bag/vial depletion and to start step 2
6. Step 2 programming sequence
a. Remove spike from empty alteplase container
b. Place spike in 50 mL normal saline minibag
c. Do not add additional VTBI. Normal saline will flush all alteplase from tubing set to the
patient
d. Pump will issue an “Infusion Complete” alert when 100 mL VTBI has been administered;
Disconnect tubing and discard
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These instructions are to be used in conjunction with orders placed via order set ED/IP - Pulmonary
Embolism Thrombolytic Therapy - Adult - Supplemental [6111]. For content questions, contact Carin
Endres at cendres2@uwhealth.org. For other questions, please contact CCKM at cckm@uwhealth.org.