Figure 13-12. - Plastic solution bag and sterile disposable infusion set.
anything wrong with the solution or the bag, inform the medical officer. Get a new bag and discard the old one.
3. Hold the medication valve under your thumb as shown in figure 13-13. Remove the cover from the solution valve. Make sure not to touch the end of the solution valve, as this will contaminate it. Continue to hold the medication valve under your thumb, so that the medication valve does not come into contact with the solution valve.
Figure 13-13. - Holding the solution bag.
4. Remove the cover from the piercing device. Insert the piercing device into the solution valve on the bag.
5. Invert the solution bag and hang it on a rack at least 30 inches above the casualty's head.
6. Remove the airway valve at the top of the drip chamber on the infusion set.
7. Press and release the sides of the drip chamber. This will pump the solution into the chamber. Continue until the chamber is one-half full.
8. Grasp the end of the needle cover and uncover the needle.
CAUTION Do not touch the needle or the bottom lip of the needle cover.
9. Hold the needle so the point is down, and then open the roller clamp. Allow the air solution to flow through the tubing until the tubing is filled and all air bubbles are expelled.
10. Close the roller clamp, and then put the cover back on the needle.-Continue Reading