Quote from TeleRNer
ED. or cath lab will commonly just place the IV tubing directly to the catheter hub.
That may be fine and dandy for ED. but not at all satisfactory for the floors! I just think this policy is just plain laziness; besides, they have the equipment in ED!
Okay, Tele, we're about to have our first disagreement!
While I agree that most of the time ER staff have the time to add an extension, and I often did, I can understand why a lot of them don't.
B: Traumas that may be bleeders
C: Traumas that go to the OR
D: Anything that goes to the OR
After having to mess with tubing to get the extension off when blood is going to be infused, and listening to the OR staff gripe about having to take them off, or dealing with a trauma and attaching one automatically and then have to take if off because you weren't thinking, I can see why a lot of ER nurses don't bother. It may be only one extra step, but those extra steps add up and can lead to even more steps when we should be concentrating on the pt.