How do you get rid of an air bubble in an IV line?
Apr 22, '08
I've been told by several of my ER docs at work that it takes over 10ml of air to actually cause any problems. Not that it isn't good practice to remove as much as possible, I always do.
I take a needle without a syringe on it and stick it in one of the ports below the air-the fluid and air will flow out of the port via needle, then just pull out the needle when the air is removed. It saves the time and discomfort of untaping and disconnecting the tubing to the hub.
Last edit by USAstudent on Apr 22, '08
: Reason: grammer mistake