Care of IV: Regulating IV Flow Rate

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  • Created on: 03-03-14 04:58
What is one of the first things you must do when regulating IV flow rates?
Assessing the IV for Patency (making sure the line is open and not blocked)
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How do you assess the IV for Patency?
Compress the cannulated vein slightly, observe the drip chamber, if the drips stop it indicates the cannula is in the vein. If not, infiltration may be present
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How much do Microdrip Infusion Sets deliver?
MICROdrip Sets are 60 drops per ml
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How much do Macrodrip Infusion Sets deliver?
MACROdrip Sets are 20 drops per ml
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How do you calculate the Flow Rate?
Total Volume of the solution x drop factor/ time (mins) = Drops per minute (ie, flow rate)
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How do you assess the IV for Patency?

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Compress the cannulated vein slightly, observe the drip chamber, if the drips stop it indicates the cannula is in the vein. If not, infiltration may be present

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How much do Microdrip Infusion Sets deliver?

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How much do Macrodrip Infusion Sets deliver?

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How do you calculate the Flow Rate?

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