? about IV piggyback

  1. Hi,
    I have checkoff tomorrow. After you primed the secondary tubing, are you supposed to close the clamp of the secondary tubing while regulating the drip rate of the primary tubing?

    I hope this question makes sense.:chuckle

    Thank you.
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  3. by   mandykal
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  4. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from FutureIsBlue
    After you primed the secondary tubing, are you supposed to close the clamp of the secondary tubing while regulating the drip rate of the primary tubing?
    I do. I hope that's correct. Now you're making me wonder....:uhoh21:





    JUST KIDDING.


    Close the clamp. Best to regulate with an innocuous IVF than with some antibiotic or piggyback that might have only 50 ml's of fluid in it to begin with, right?
  5. by   UM Review RN
    PS I see you already had check-offs. How'd you do?
  6. by   Nrs_angie
    Because with the pumps we use it does a cassette check so we need to have the clamps open before we turn the pump on. Otherwise it will detect occlusion.

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