Hanging Main Line IV and Tubing

  • Wash hands.
  • Compare type and amount of solution with physician’s order.
  • Check pharmacy label for client’s identification, solution type, additives and expiration date.
  • Select appropriate IV tubing.
  • Obtain needle-less cannula or adapter for the established infusion site.
  • Remove the outer wrapper around the IV bag.
  • Inspect the bag carefully for tears or leaks by applying gentle pressure to bag.
  • Examine for discoloration, cloudiness or foreign matter.
  • Time-tape and label bag.

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