SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello, For those of you working in a hospital setting - I have a question for you. Do nurses make any IV piggybacks or continuous infusions bags on the floor? Or is everything prepared in pharmacy, and either tubed or delivered? I just started working at a new hospital where a lot of meds are prepared by nurses on the floor. Even things like heparin bags and alteplase! The last hospital at which I worked would NEVER have allowed this - everything was prepared in pharmacy in a sterile environment. Since I've only practiced at one hospital, I'm not sure if it is normal to have nurses both preparing and administering the meds? What do you do at your institution? Btw - the new hospital is a huge academic teaching center (800+ beds). Thanks in advance for your response!