INITIATE A SALINE LOCK
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Simulated conscious or conscious casualty lying on his back.
18 gauge IV catheter/needle unit.
Saline lock adapter plug.
Alcohol or povidone-iodine pad.
21 gauge 1 1/4" needle (for flushing).
5 milliliter syringe (for flushing).
Hextend IV bag (for flushing)
Selects appropriate vein (straight, springy. does not roll)
and site (avoids scars, moles, excessive hair, joints,
injuries), usually on arm or back of hand.
Applies constricting band about 2 inches above the selected ______
site (band caused vein to be easier to locate without
stopping arterial blood flow).
Has casualty to clench and relax fist several times (if
Palpates vein again to ensure the vein is still suitable.
Cleanses the selected infusion site with an alcohol or
povidone-iodine pad, beginning at the center of the site and
Puts on gloves.
Removes catheter/needle unit from packaging.
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