INITIATE AN INTRAVENOUS INFUSION
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Simulated casualty lying on his back with saline lock in place.
Intravenous infusion bag (Hextend, 500 ml).
Intravenous infusion set.
18 gauge catheter/needle unit.
Removes infusion set from packet.
Loosens the clamp, moves the clamp along the tubing until
it is 6 to 8 inches from the drip chamber, and tightens the
Removes the protective covering from the outlet port
without touching the tip of the outlet port.
Removes the protective cap from the spike on the infusion
set with a twisting motion.
Inserts the spike into the exposed IV outlet port with a
Hangs the bag on an object above the level of the
casualty's heart or holds the bag up until air has been
removed from the tubing.
Squeezes the drip chamber until half of the chamber is filled ______
with IV solution.
Removes the air from the IV tubing by holding the end of
the tubing above the bottom of the bag, loosening the
tubing clamp and the protective cap over the adapter,
gradually lowering the tubing until the solution reaches the
end of the adapter, reclamping the tubing, and retightening
the cap over the adapter.
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