Iv Pump Stuff

  1. When hanging a bag and it has 250ml of solution in it and you want in to go in over an hour you set the pump at 250ml/hr
    -------------
    250ml solution right? (I hope)

    But waht about if you want it to go in over 30 min. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    •  
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   bassbird
    You would set it at 500ml/hr

    Roberta
  4. by   ICUBecky
    you are right..250cc/hr for one hour

    500cc/hr for 30 min

    125cc/hr for 2 hours

    just remember if you want it to run faster (<1 hour) you will set the pump higher than what is in your bag. if you want it to run slower (>1hr.) you will sent the pump lower than what is in your bag.

    hope this helps.
    becky
  5. by   eltrip
    Ditto Roberta's response - Good calculating!

    But mcg02, make sure that the patient's vein will take it...250 in 1/2 an hour is a lot for a peripheral vein.

    Happy Friday!
    Joy
  6. by   BrandyBSN
    Ditto 500ml/hr

    And definately watch your site selection Little veins can blow (and swell!)

    BrandyBSN - 52 days left till finals are over!
  7. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by BrandyBSN
    Ditto 500ml/hr

    And definately watch your site selection Little veins can blow (and swell!)

    BrandyBSN - 52 days left till finals are over!
    Yeh and never use an angio cath that is smaller than 20 ga, it'll blow for sure
  8. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by kewlnurse


    Yeh and never use an angio cath that is smaller than 20 ga, it'll blow for sure
    I know ya'll say this all the time, but I have to differ. We rarely use anything larger than a 22 and RARELY blow veins when running a bolus. Maybe it's the difference in young veins and old veins, I dunno??
  9. by   P_RN
    Or maybe a 22 in a bitty baby vein is comparable to a 16 in a steelworker?

close
Iv Pump Stuff