g. Secure the Intervenous Tubing. Use the tape from your aid bag to secure
the IV tubing to the casualty's limb. Use scissors to cut the tape or tear the tape as
(1) Unroll about 2 inches of the tape and place it on the casualty's limb and
under the IV tubing a few inches beyond the catheter hub and beyond the Tegaderm
dressing. Make sure the sticky side of the tape is up.
(2) Fold the strip of tape back over the IV tubing, trapping the tubing
between the sticky sides of the tape. The tape is locked on itself, thus securing it to the
(3) Wrap the roll of tape around the casualty's limb. The sticky side of the
tape will be down and will adhere to the casualty's limb.
Bring the tape back over the IV tubing and beyond the tubing.
(5) Cut/tear the tape, making sure that the end of the tape extends several
inches beyond the IV tubing and is over the tape wrapped around the limb.
Make sure the end of the tape adheres to the tape used to go around the
(7) Check to make sure the IV tubing is secure and the flow of IV fluids is
h. Check for Infiltration. Check the infusion site for signs and symptoms of
infiltration. Signs and symptoms of infiltration include:
Unusual pain felt by casualty at site of infusion.
Swelling at the site of the infusion.
Redness at the site of the infusion.
Site is cool to the touch.
Clear fluid leaking around the site.
If signs of infiltration are present, clamp the IV tubing,
remove the catheter from the casualty, obtain a new catheter
and needle unit, and attempt the infusion at a site above the