Intravenous infusion bag (Hextend, 500 ml).
Intravenous infusion set.
18 gauge catheter/needle unit.
b. Establish a Saline Lock. Perform a venipuncture and establish a saline lock
using the procedures given in paragraph 6-3. If fluids are to be administered
immediately through the saline lock, the lock does not need to be flushed.
c. Prepare Intravenous Infusion
Remove the infusion set from the package.
(2) Loosen the clamp, move the clamp along the tubing until it is 6 to 8
inches from the drip chamber, and tighten the clamp.
(3) Remove the protective covering from the outlet port (long spout) on the
IV bag. Do not let the tip of the outlet port touch anything until the spike is inserted.
Remove the protective cap from the spike on the infusion set.
Grasp the drip chamber with one hand and the spike cap with the
(b) Remove the cap with a twisting motion without touching the spike.
(5) Insert the spike into the exposed IV outlet port with a twisting motion.
The spike will penetrate the seal in the outlet port. Do not touch the end of the port or
the spike during the procedure.
(6) Hang the bag on an object above the level of the casualty's heart, if
possible, or hold the bag up until you have completed removing air from the tubing.
Squeeze the drip chamber until half of the chamber is filled with IV
Remove the air from the tubing.
(a) Hold the end of the tubing above the bottom of the bag.