IV Therapy

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tmlindquist
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IV Therapy
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2015-09-27 14:09:41
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  1. Order of draw
    • Blood cultures (aerobic then anaerobic)
    • Blue
    • Red
    • Green
    • Purple
    • Gray
  2. Procedure for skin prep when drawing blood cultures
    • Scrub w/chloroprep x 30 sec
    • Do not touch skin after
  3. How often should peripheral IVs sites be changed?
    q 5 days
  4. Match IV needle gauge colors and size
    • Blue: 22
    • Pink: 20
    • Green: 18
  5. Must know these before administering IV push meds
    • 5 rights
    • compatibility
    • rate of admission (how fast)
    • dilution needed or full strength
    • syringe size (PIV v CVC)
    • flushes needed
  6. How long to scrub IV hubs before pushing meds?
    15 seconds
  7. Match PSI to syringe sizes
    • 1 ml: >300 psi
    • 3 ml: 25 psi
    • 10 ml: 7 psi
  8. Formula for calculating drip rates
    (volume x drop factor of tubing) ÷ time for infusion in minutes
  9. Catheter tips in central lines lie here
    • SVC (superior vena cava)
    • IVC (inferior vena cava)
  10. Short term CVC
    percutaneous
  11. Long term CVC
    • PICC
    • Mediport
    • Hickman/Groshong
  12. Abbreviations: SL, DL, TL
    • single lumen
    • double lumen
    • triple lumen
  13. Why can incompatibles be administered in the same CVC?
    • rapid dilution
    • but use separate ports (proximal, medial, distal)
  14. How often should percutaneous CVC dressings be changed?
    q 72 h
  15. Venous locations of percutaneous CVCs
    • IJ: intrajugular
    • SC: subclavian
    • FEM: femoral
  16. Abbreviation: PICC
    Peripherally inserted central catheter
  17. What are power PICCs?
    • All high powered/rapid injections
    • identify by purple lumen
  18. What are Mediports?
    • long-term CVC
    • implanted in chest wall
    • accessed with Huber needle
  19. What are Hickman/Groshong?
    • Long term CVC
    • subcutaneous insertion via tunneling up chest wall
    • advantage: less infection
  20. How to flush a CVC
    • 10-20 ml of NS first
    • 5 ml Heparin flush if Mediport
    • "Push pause" method
  21. Tricks to try if CVC won't flush
    • arm up
    • turn over
    • cough
  22. Tubing for blood transfusions
    • Y set
    • in line filter
  23. Protocol for blood transfusions
    • Check product with blood bank paperwork
    • Check product with patient's armband/IHIS
    • Must be 2 licensed staff
    • Consent on chart
    • Pre-vitals, 15 min vitals, post-vitals
  24. Most reactions to blood products occurs at this timepoint
    • within 15-30 minutes of transfusion start
    • stay with patient for first 15 minutes

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