Even though it sounds like stupid, i'll ask you guys.
The position of IV piggyback should be higher than primary line because IV piggyback needs to be infused faster than the primary line. Is that right?
If it is right, here's my question. When you use the pump which can be set up two different rate for primary and secondary, can they be placed on the same height since their rate are controlled by the pump?
I got the order to infuse IV piggyback of 100ml @100ml/hr. I set up as 100ml and 100ml/hr. When my nurse came to the room, he told me to change set up to 120ml @120ml/hr. He said 100ml IV bag actually contained 120ml, so he didn't want to waste any fluid. Is that right?
Please, give me advice.
I'm still confused about mechanism of iv piggyback. Is anyone able to help me?
Thanks a lot.