Today Dr. ordered a patient to receive a Bolus of 500cc of NS. The IV was running 75cc/hr via IV pump.
A nurse tried to run the IV bolus, thru the pump,because all she had was IV pump tubing,but she turned the pump off and hoped it would flow by gravity thru the pump with the pump turned off but for some reason the NSwould not flow by gravity thru the turned of IV pump. All we had on the floor was IV tubing to be used in a pump,no regular tubing to be used simply by gravity.
I went home before I found out how they ran the Bolus but I wanted to ask,can you run a Bolus by an IV pump?,and if so,how fast would it go in? I think they were talking about running by the pump at 300cc per hr.,but I dont know why they chose that rate.