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This may be a dumb question, but I cant figure out why the last 2 times Ive hung a secondary infusion after the infusion is complete and the primary switches over but the secondary keeps back filling with the primary fluid...what is goin on here?
what ever else is going on, (don't Know these pumps) fluid WILL take path of least resistance. either the IV site was no good, or some other resistance issue....can you be sure the secondary ran? or did it end up in the primary bag?
Not sure about the type of tubing because It wss already there from the previous doses..actually for both they were already there...humm maybe wrong tubing but I wouldnt know how to look at the tubing and know if it was what u r calling it...yes secondary programmed correctly
I have a theory. I don't know if you are using the pumps that load the tubing in a vertical manner, but if the tubing is loaded straight up and down, I've had the tubing kink. Actually, it usually is kinked. The upper portion of tubing was laying to the side and the tubing kinks right above the channel. The tube spacing is so wide from the chamber to the pump that part of the secondary tubing also lays to the side and fluid backs up into the secondary. As Esme12 said, I usually have to lower the pump way down to get rid of the slack. (So I end up having to bend over to program the pump b/c half of the poles don't extend up). I try and drop the primary down, but then it sits below the pump. That's my theory.