Reply To: two questions

  • Michelle Gillard

    May 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    We’ve also used minibags for several years. We run by pump with a central line and free-flow by gravity through a PIV. Happy to share any other resources you may need.








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    ——Original Message——

    We have used the minibags for many years using the free flow method.  It takes approximately 5-7 minutes depending if you are using a central line or a PIV.  We add a stopcock to check for blood return before, during & after, but all you really have to do is lower the bag and you will see free flow blood back up in the tubing. 


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