I'm a new nurse and have a couple questions about IV lines. I saw an MD say that a correctly administered IV line should not have even the tiniest airbubble in it. I wonder if he's ever set up an IV himself.
Anyway, my question is, when I hang a new bag of fluid or something, sometimes the pump says "air in line" and beeps and I have to fix it. I'm wondering if there's something that I'm doing wrong when I spike the new bag. Also, when I give IV pushes, there is sometimes air bubbles that I see. I'm wondering if this is just an occurence that can happen every time you access a port along the IV line that communicates with the outside. I was just wondering if anyone had any pointers. Thanks.