IV fluid filtration

  1. Hey guys-
    I was just wondering what your unit policies are regarding the use of in-line filters. When I came to my unit I was surprised to see that ALL IV fluids were filtered here. My previous experience was that mainly hyperal gets filtered. Any input?
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    About HurleyRN

    Joined: Feb '09; Posts: 18; Likes: 10
    NICU Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Renal, NICU

    6 Comments

  3. by   NeoNurseTX
    ALL fluids are filtered on my unit.
  4. by   gigi1973
    All fluids infusing through a central line are filtered on the unit in which I work.
  5. by   babiesRmylife
    all fluids on my unit are also filtered.
  6. by   BittyBabyGrower
    We filter HAL all the time, other fluids we don't unless the baby had a know heart defect.
  7. by   HurleyRN
    Thanks guys! I have been seeing different schools of thought on the subject. The nurse educator on my unit had oriented us and said it is not needed for salines and dextrose. We called pharmacy and they verified this. It still seems alot of places filter everything though. Where could I find the most current standards? Or are there just some issues that will vary facility to facility?
  8. by   SteveNNP
    The only thing that is not filtered on my unit is intralipids.

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