This guide demonstrates how to use braun vented spike connector.
Put the vented spike into the center of your IV tubing to use the Vented Spike Connector. After that, secure the spike connector to the vial or IV bag’s top.
Any air bubbles can be forced through the spike connector and into your IV line by applying pressure to the vial or bag. Before giving a patient medication if you’re using an infusion pump, make sure the drip chamber is properly configured.
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How to Set Up the Vented Spike Connector?
Use the vented spike connector as directed below, and learn how to clear air bubbles from your IV line.
To Use the Vented Spike Connector
Put the vented spike into the center of your IV tubing to use the Vented Spike Connector. At the spike’s top, you can see a tiny hole.
Following that, you can screw the spike connector onto the top of your vial or IV bag by inserting it into this hole.
Next, Screw the Spike Connector onto the Top of Your Vial Or IV Bag
Turn until you hear it click into place in a clockwise direction. If you’re having trouble, try using a different vial or bag to avoid possible injury. Do not over-tighten; instead, make sure it is stable and not loose.
You can put pressure on the vial or bag to push any air bubbles through the spike connector and into your IV line
It’s time to start promoting your solution now that you have the vented spike connector. When ready, carefully insert the vented spike into the middle of your IV tubing.
Air bubbles will start to enter and leave the connector’s vents as you apply pressure.
Ensure that all of your solutions have passed through the vented spike connector on both sides before screwing it to the top of your vial or IV bag. This will keep the connector in place while you attach it to an empty extension line or another source of fluids.
Before giving medication if you’re using an infusion pump, make sure the drip chamber is configured properly.
Make sure your infusion pump is configured properly. You’ll need:
- a suitable drip chamber.
- the appropriate tubing for a drip chamber.
- the appropriate drip chamber connector, which links the IV tube to the pump.
- if applicable, the correct filter at the end of that connector.
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What is the Purpose of a Vented Dispensing Pin?
It is designed to help prevent aerosolization of chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs into the atmosphere during reconstitution.
What is a Dispensing Pin?
The Dispensing Pin is connected to a needleless syringe and is inserted into the rubber stopper of a medication vial. The healthcare professional injects or removes fluid from a vial using the dispensing pin.
If you take an intravenous medication and need to set up IV tubing, having this tool on hand will be useful.
Utilizing the vented spike connector is simple and can greatly simplify administering your medications.
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