Hi everyone, I have a question for you all. I teach in an ADN program in the skills lab. We teach IVPB via the flush bag and the backpriming into the old bag thing...if pt has a hepwell...
We just heard that an area hospital is not permitting the use of flush bags when giving PBs through a well... just manual flush before and after... but hanging the PB with a primary line and connecting to pt. So, my question is..does anyone else have this practice at your facility? Is this a safe practice? We are amazed because we have never seen this before. Are there studies that back this practice up? A primary line holds 20mls..so there is old med in that line... you can't backprime to get the old med out of the line.. so the patient gets the old med too?
Can someone explain this to me?