A nurse is preparing to administer total parenteral nutrition (TPN) to a toddler. However, the patient does not have a central access, which requires the nurse to administer the TPN via peripheral I.V. What is the maximum safe glucose concentration that can be administered through a peripheral I.V.?


•10% glucose concentration is the maximum amount considered safe for peripheral veins. Any amount over 10% should be administered through a central venous catheter.

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