Looping reference?

  1. I'm trying to find any studies that specifically address "looping". This is securing the male end of an IV infusion set to a port on the same line. This practice is common to keep the end clean instead of placing a clean cap on it. I see that it is not recommended but I can't find any study that proves it is harmful. Does anyone know where this could be found? Thanks!
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  3. by   iluvivt
    Is someone asking asking to prove it? INS has done the work for all of us in their 2016 Infusion Nursing Standards.For every standard they rate the level of evidence and then list all their sources.I have a copy on my work computer and can quote the exact standatd for you.That is all you really need to prove that looping is a bad practice.
  4. by   nurse2033
    Yes please, that would be great. Thanks!