Thread: Specialized Patient Care
07-18-1999, 09:11 AM #1billyFirehouse.com Guest
Specialized Patient Care
Regarding patient care, how do you warm IV fluids prior to, and during adminstration? Also, how do warm oxygen during administration?
07-27-1999, 02:49 PM #2ENGINE1MEDICFirehouse.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).]
07-28-1999, 07:53 AM #3becheregFirehouse.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.
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