Nitro tubing

  1. I was just informed (from our material management group) that we no longer needed nitro tubing for nitro drips. Standard tubing was OK. They said we were 10 years behind. Is everyone using standard IV tubing for nitro??
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  3. by   night owl
    ..."Nitro tubing"...Sounds like a new ride at the amusement park!
  4. by   2ndCareerRN
    I don't know about being 10 years behind the times, but at least a couple of years. It was found that normal tubing only absorbs a small amount of the NTG before it will no longer absorb it, and this occurs over the first 2 hours as a rule.

    If you do a search on nitroglycerin IV tubing using a good search engine, such as ,you should be able to get a a good amount of reading on the subject.


    But, don't worry, when I worked in Lawton a little over a year ago we were still using nitro tubing.
    Last edit by 2ndCareerRN on Jul 11, '02
  5. by   NurseGirlKaren
    This is news to me!
  6. by   DelGR
    We've been using regular IV tubing for several years now at my facility.
  7. by   aus nurse
    We are still using the low absorption giving sets for nitro. Have not even heard a murmur that we don't need to. That don't surprise me any though..we always seem to be years behind here
    I love this gives me things to pursue at work to drag em into the 21st century!
  8. by   zambezi
    We are still using nitro tubing at our facility, however, it has been going around that the standard tubing is okay if there is not nitro tubing available.
  9. by   Zee_RN
    Standard tubing here.
  10. by   Stormy
    Have never used anything but regular tubing....for years.
  11. by   BadBird
    Regular tubing but we let about 20cc flush out.
  12. by   Dazedgiggle
    I've never heard that it was okay to use regular tubing!! We still use nitro tubing, but now I'm going to look into it more! Thanks! )
  13. by   Dazedgiggle
    Oops!! That was supposed to be a smiley face up there!! Sorry!! LOL
  14. by   sockov
    Nitro tubing!?!? what is that?
    always used regular tubing for nitro.