Ever done it? Its cool yes?
So I have one going. Boss comes by and says its going too fast.
I say...well how fast should it be going. She walks off and comes back with the printed very very official policy. it clearly sates that CBi should only run at a max of 50 ml per hour.
I roll my eyes and almost pass out. I ask her if she has thought about that math.
A bag of irrigant is 3000 ml.....
3000/50 = 60 yes? YES?
So I only have to change the bag every 60 hours? Silly me? I usually change them 2 or 4 times per shift....What have I been thinking.....
Feb 1, '14
I have not seen a "set rate," either. I agree 50 cc per hr is a bit slow, and may not do much. Rarely do them anymore, but a bag would usually last thru 1-2 shifts. We would slow the rate down after the color starts clearing some. The rule of thumb I go by is if you see clots, go a little faster; if no clots and color is pink, slow down some. Maybe your policy is for medications, instead of saline?
Last edit by applewhitern on Feb 1, '14
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