Continuous Bladder irrigation - page 2

Ever done it? Its cool yes? So I have one going. Boss comes by and says its going too fast. I say...well how fast should it be going. She walks off and comes back with the printed very very... Read More

  1. by   ORNurseHeather
    Dude...

    Always ask the doctor. We had a dumbass MICU Nurse place CBI to an IV pump and blew up the patients bladder with fluid that he was unable to expel...so he ended up in the OR with us. Bad bad scenario. If in doubt...always ask.
  2. by   Daisy_08
    Can;t say I have ever calculated a drip rate for a CBI....some managers should not be allowed out
  3. by   canigraduate
    Bwahahahaha!!!! I'm wiping the tears from my eyes as I type. That's the funniest thing I've heard in a while. That policy is definitely not based on EBP. You may want to re-read that and make sure it says what you thought it did.
  4. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from Daisy_08
    Can;t say I have ever calculated a drip rate for a CBI....some managers should not be allowed out
    Indeed.
  5. by   dudette10
    Quote from ORNurseHeather
    Dude...

    Always ask the doctor. We had a dumbass MICU Nurse place CBI to an IV pump and blew up the patients bladder with fluid that he was unable to expel...so he ended up in the OR with us. Bad bad scenario. If in doubt...always ask.
    How is that even possible? The CBI tubing is way too big for an IV pump. Regardless, did it clot off or something, and that's why his bladder blew up? I'm just trying to figure out how something like that happens!
  6. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from ORNurseHeather
    Dude...

    Always ask the doctor. We had a dumbass MICU Nurse place CBI to an IV pump and blew up the patients bladder with fluid that he was unable to expel...so he ended up in the OR with us. Bad bad scenario. If in doubt...always ask.

    This is happened at least once at my work. They used regular IV tubing with a connector and yes, it clotted off. The patient died.
  7. by   AgentBeast
    IV pump for CBI? ***.

    At 50ml/hr for CBI what is the point? I've only ever seen CBI written as a titrate to light pink order.
  8. by   suanna
    We used to have the order "wide open for the first 12 hours post op" coupled with the ever popular " accurate I&O" (as opposed to inaccurate I&O?). Your shift report would be 36,000 in and 36,350 out- SURE, I was able to measure that extra 350cc that accurately.
  9. by   FineAgain
    Our Urologists would strangle me, then hang me with the CBI tubing if I ever ran a CBI at 50 ml...why bother?

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