(b) Release or loosen the tubing clamp. (This allows the fluid to flow
into the tubing.)
(c) Loosen the protective cap over the adapter. (This allows the air to
escape from the tubing.)
(d) Gradually lower the tubing (figure 6-10) until the solution reaches
the end of the adapter.
Figure 6-10. Lowering the IV tubing to remove air from the tubing.
(e) Reclamp the tubing and retighten the cap over the adapter.
(9) Place the IV tubing where it will not get damaged and where the tubing
is in easy reach.
If air is not removed from the tubing, it can enter the
bloodstream and rapidly move to the heart. This can
cause the casualty's heart to stop beating (cardiac
arrest). It is essential that you make sure there is no air
in the tubing.