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Pressure infusers

  1. 0 Hi all,

    Do any of your EDs use pressure infusers with I/O devices? I know the ED where I work doesn't. Just CVADs and peripheral large bore lines?
  2. Visit  ERnurse1983Ontario profile page

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  3. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
    We do. It's a central line. Any reason why not?
  4. Visit  ERnurse1983Ontario profile page
    I need to ask my clinical educator, but from what I've heard it has something to do with the pressure exerted on the bone marrow?
  5. Visit  hodgieRN profile page
    Yes, you can use a pressure infuser with IO devices. The drip rate can vary due to the anatomy of the space, but IO's are usually inserted during emergent situations. Placing it on a pressure bag will allow quick delivery of medication and fluid. After that, the doc can drop in a central line or IV team can place a stat PICC line once stabilized. We usually practice with a pressure bag in order to get everything in as fast as possible. Keeping it open to gravity takes too long and sometimes (although rare), gravity isn't enough to overcome the pressure in the IO space.
  6. Visit  JDougRN profile page
    In any facility I've worked, it's been policy that IO lines have to be run with a pressure bag.

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