Changing IV Bags and Tubing

Preparation:

  • Check physician's order
  • Research information about IV solution: indications, rate, precautions. (Parenteral Solutions Handout). Further information about tonicity of IV fluids.
  • Gather equipment
    • Appropriate tubing

 

Drip Chamber

Macrodrip 
  Microdrip: note the small wire in the drip chamber 



 

Length, injection sites, backcheck valve

 

 



 

IV Solution:



 

Using theVolumetric Infusion Pump

You can review several different infusion pumps in the skills lab. You can also view different manufacturers' infusion pumps at the following websites.