1. #1
    Firehouse.com Guest

    Question Specialized Patient Care

    Regarding patient care, how do you warm IV fluids prior to, and during adminstration? Also, how do warm oxygen during administration?

  2. #2
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Several departments that I have talked with have a small microwave on their heavy rescue vehicles and "nuke" the fluids for 30-45 seconds, also some departments have purchased fluid warmers that have been placed on medic units and dive/swiftwater rescue units.
    To warm O2 prior to pt administration, heat packs can be wrapped around the administration tubing if a commercial O2 warmer is not available.

    [This message has been edited by ENGINE1MEDIC (edited July 27, 1999).]

  3. #3
    Firehouse.com Guest


    The heat packs works well also with the IV fluids. Rap the pack in a wash cloth, place it in a rapid infusion bag and off to work you go.
    Stay safe

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register