When administering lipid emulsions via piggyback to a patient requiring total parenteral nutrition, the nurse remembers to:

Add the solution below the infusion filter.

Explanation

•Lipid emulsions should always be administered below the infusion filter because lipids cannot pass through infusion filters without breaking down.

Incorrect options:

•Vented tubing is not needed for lipid emulsions.

•Special IV tubing is not needed.

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