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Lecture 6: Introduction to IVs

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❶If you look closely, you can see that we can measure amounts up to mL in a burette, and the marks on the side of the burette are 1 mL apart. Infiltration is one of the most common adverse effects of IV therapy [9] and is usually not serious unless the infiltrated fluid is a medication damaging to the surrounding tissue, most commonly a vesicant or chemotherapeutic agent , in which case it is called extravasation and extensive necrosis can occur.


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Intravenous intermittent infusion is an infusion of a volume of fluid/medication over a set period of time at prescribed intervals and then stopped until the next dose is required. An intermittent IV medication may be called a piggyback medication, a secondary medication, or a mini bag medication (see Figure ).

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ADMINISTERING INTERMITTENT INTRAVENOUS MEDICATION USING A SECONDARY SET Definition: An intermittent infusion is a method of administering a medication mixed in a small amount of IV solution, such as 50 ml or ml.

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The duration of intermittent therapy was not described, and these 2 patients were eventually switched to continuous infusion. After 48 h of vancomycin therapy by continuous infusion, the CSF concentration of the drug in both children was above 1 mg/L. Besides these uses, many medications are administered by intravenous infusion. A piggyback intravenous infusion is the intermittent delivery of an additional fluid or medication through the primary intravenous line from a second source of fluid with a secondary set of intravenous tubing. Piggyback intravenous infusion set.

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A continuous infusion is primarily used to correct fluid and electrolyte imbalances. This is as opposed to intermittent infusion, when a patient requires medications only at . Intermittent Infusion Options Problem: Post-Buretrol© we have not standardized a process for how intermittent medications are hung, how lines are flushed so that patients are receiving the entire dose;.