Reply To: PIV connections & Adenosine

  • Regina Winfrey

    Member
    August 6, 2014 at 5:37 pm
    1. Do you use T-connectors or single extensions on the end of your PIVs? Why one vs. the other? T-connectors, adds a small amount of length which prevents excess manioulation of the catheter.

    2. How do you administer adenosine? (needles, stopcock)? (if you don’t know the answer as that is specific to certain diagnoses that is ok). we teach the stopcock method in our pals and acls classes .

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    Regina Wilkes
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-06-2014 03:54 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: PIV connections & Adenosine

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Managers and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .
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    I have a few questions for PIVs

    1. Do you use T-connectors or single extensions on the end of your PIVs? Why one vs. the other?

    2. How do you administer adenosine? (needles, stopcock)? (if you don’t know the answer as that is specific to certain diagnoses that is ok).

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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