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  1. Fluid bolus by gravity or pump?
    Remember that a 22gauge can "handle" over 2000mls/hour, if it is a good, non-positional IV. A 24 gauge allows for over 1300mls/hr.
    Sep 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. IV tubing port selection for Y-site
    Not every piece of IV tubing has more than one port. For instance, my pharmacy has the choice of purchasing macro gtt tubing with one port, which would be above the pump housing, for a secondary set,...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. More sterile questions!
    Yes, you are correct. I left the "given" step-by-step's out of my directions. But I agree that masks should be put on before the old dressing is removed, and that hands should be cleansed with hand...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. IVs and CVADS
    The flow of blood into the SVC from the brachiocephalic vein is dependant on diameter, length, and resistance within the vessel. The rate of blood flow into the SVC is greater than 10x the flow in...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. IVs and CVADS
    No.. Not best practice. Stop for one minute. Then, draw labs after flush/discard.
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. IVs and CVADS
    "Stop the infusion for 10-15 minutes prior to drawing back. If not, this can cause inaccurate results due to dilution of total blood." ???? Whoa... No need to stop an infusion for that long. You...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. IVs and CVADS
    First of all, there are many different types of IV catheters.. The kind of catheters which LPN's in most states and most RN's are familiar inserting are your IV catheters which are less then 3 inches...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. More sterile questions!
    With a PICC dressing change, First.. Follow your agencies policy. And, If there isn't said policy, develop it! But, Here's how I do it: First, after I remove the TSM and any anchoring steristrips...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. How you do that?
    You must have sterile syringes to drop onto your field. Now, if the saline vial isn't sterile, then perform a one handed approach to this. Don one sterile glove to grab your sterile syringe and then...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  10. How to assess central lines?
    What does your policy say as far as assessment of IV sites? Does it say, q 2hours, q 4 hours, q shift? Assessment means checking that site for induration by palpating the site while the dressing is...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What type of PICCs are you placing?
    Amy, For the last 24 years, we've been using Bard's Groshong Picc's. Not only because they are repairable, but they do not require Heparinization, thus we avoid HIT. They are good catheters and...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Anyone work for Coram as IV per diem nurse?
    Yes pm me
    Aug 1
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    Every nurse should be concerned and assess whether or not compatibility exists between two drugs going into the same syringe, or going into the same IV tubing. As far as TPN is concerned, it is not...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Anyone work for Coram as IV per diem nurse?
    I am not currently working for this company, but have done so in the past. Can I help you?
    Jul 31
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  15. Certified Infusion Nursing
    I'm sorry, but are you already a nurse? I ask this because you mentioned that you can't sign up for state boards. If you are not a nurse yet, and you are waiting to take state boards, I'd recommend...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. Meropenem via PIV
    Meropenem has an excellent pH (It is between 5-9) and an osmolarity of around 300 with a 5mg/ml concentration. So, no, there is no reason why it can't go into a peripheral IV catheter. Perhaps the...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  17. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    I too wouldn't worry about this flow rate for the PICC as it can handle that flow rate without difficulty, I would, however, worry about fluid overload. How old is the pt? Does he/she have a...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    INS does not say that! I've seen your post regarding this before.. And "we" really should be giving correct information to others. Practice standard 45/practice criteria P (page S61 in the latest...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    see below please
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Illinois License
    Illinois is very slow... Sorry, but I've known others seeking endorsement who've waited 6 months to get it. Have you tried to get a temporary one?
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Had a roach fall out of the cealing..
    Ah, it may be expected, but unless you've truly lived it, you find out otherwise. Many have had water turned off for non-payment and that goes for electricity too.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Had a roach fall out of the cealing..
    Welcome to Home Health Nursing! Yes, you will find situations where it is less than favorable, but as long as there is running water and light, and it is without gangbangers carrying their AK47's...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Silly question-spiking levaquin bag
    It should NOT "leak" if you are performing this task appropriately. Number one, after removing the tubing from the package, and ascertaining that both of its ends are covered and that there are no...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. Only partial mileage reimbursement??
    Communter miles are mileage it takes to set your foot on the gas peddle and drive from home to office and then back home. So, if I'm driving to a place which is 100 miles away, and it normally takes...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  25. Best tips for blood draw on elderly
    I seriously disagree that your infection rates were less than what is seen now. Some places have reduced their infection rates with the central line bundle to zero! I doubt you can beat that.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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