I.V. GRAVITY INFUSION

PREPARATION:

  1. WASH HANDS!!!!
  2. Gather Supplies- I.V Tubing
    • Saline Flushes (white Cap)
    • Alcohol Prep Swabs
    • Medication Bag (check label)
    • Red Cap*
  3. Close white roller clamp on I.V. tubing
  4. Remove ________ tab on medication bag
  5. Spike medication bag (push and twist)
  6. Prime drip chamber half way (squeeze with thumb and index finger, see diagram 1)
  7. Prime I.V. tube but opening white roller clamp SLOWLY and let fluid go to the end of tubing.
  8. Close white roller clamp

START-UP:

  1. Remove air bubbles from syringe
  2. Wipe injection cap on PICC like with alcohol, 10 second friction rub
  3. Connect syringe to injection cap on PICC line
  4. Attach I.V. tubing to injection cap and flush, pulsating method, 2CC’s at a time.
  5. Open white roller clamp and observe for drip and count drops and instructed by RN.

DISCONNECT:

  1. When bag is empty and drip stope, close white roller clamp on I.V. tubing
  2. Remove I.V. tubing from injection cap on PICC line
  3. Place red cap on end of I.V. tubing*
  4. Remove air bubbles from syringe
  5. Wipe injection cap on PICC line with alcohol, 10 second friction rub
  6. Connect syringe to injection cap and flush, pulsating method, 2 CC’s at a time.
  7. Close white/lavender push clamp on PICC line

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION

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