18-What is the “primary rate”?19-“Secondary rate”?20-How do I figure out where to plug things in to the connectors?a.Above the pump?b.Below the pump? Treatments21-Volume infusions.22-Blood products.23-Types of IV fluids.
What is a rapid bolus?
Something incredibly important!
25-How much of a bolus should my patient get?26-What kind of IV fluid should I use for a bolus?27-Intermittent meds28-Continuous med infusions.29-Multiple infusions.a.Compatibilityb.Incompatibility30-What is a med bolus?31-How do I give a med bolus?32-What is an IV push med?33-How do I give IV push meds?
Peripheral IV’s for BeginnersHardware1-What is an intravenous?
Most people have some kind of idea what IV’s are about before they get to the MICU,but for new grads, a review of the basics is probably in order, since it’s pretty hard toimagine something more important to patient care. Let’s have a look:
Yup, that’s the bag. Looks like normal saline. Ok new grads,what’s “normal” about normal saline? What does“isotonic” mean? What other commonly used IV fluid isisotonic? This stuff that’s “clear as crystal” is commonly referred to as“crystalloid”.
The entire IV setup has to be EXTREMELY sterile:the bag, the tubing, the connectors, the catheter, thedressing…Why?