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Gravity Infusion

Preparing Equipment:

  1. Hang IV medication bag on IV pole and remove protective cap/cover.
  2. Open tubing package, unwind new IV tubing, close the Roller-clamp.
  3. Remove protective cap from spiked end of tubing.
  4. Push spiked end of tubing into IV bag using a twisting/pushing motion.
  5. Squeeze and release the Drip-chamber until Drip-chamber is ½ full.
  6. Prime tubing by opening the roller clamp until tubing is full and then close the\ Roller-clamp.

Infusing Medication:

  1. Scrub the clave with an alcohol prep pad (approx. 10-15 seconds)
  2. Flush IV catheter using Saline (see CNY Infusion Flushing Protocol)
  3. Scrub the clave with an alcohol prep pad (approx. 10-15 seconds)
  4. Connect IV tubing to the clave.
  5. Open the Roller-clamp slowly until the desired number of drops as instructed by nurse is achieved. Refer to IV label for drip rate.

Completing Infusion:
When the Medication bag is empty:

  1. Close the clamp and disconnect IV tubing from the clave.
  2. Place a blue sterile cover at the end of IV tubing
  3. Scrub the clave with an alcohol prep pad (approx. 10-15 seconds)
  4. Flush IV catheter using Saline then Heparin (see CNY Infusion Flushing Protocol)
  5. Leave the empty medication bag on IV pole with tubing attached until the next dose.

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