e. Prepare the intravenous equipment.
Use a macro drip for all hypovolemic resuscitation (10 to 15 drops per
Stretch out the IV tubing and close off the flow-regulator clamp.
(3) Remove the protective covering from the port of the IV container and the
protective covering from the spike of the administration set (figure 1-8).
Figure 1-8. Preparing to "spike" IV bag
Insert the administration tubing spike into the IV solution port with a
(5) Hang the IV solution container at least two feet above the level of the
casualty's heart and squeeze the drip chamber until it is half full.
(6) Remove the protective cap from the tubing adapter and open the flow-
regulator clamp (figure 1-9), allowing the fluid to flush all of the air from the tubing.
Re-close the flow-regulator clamp and recap the tubing adapter.
Do not lose sight of the distal end of the tubing once uncapped.
(8) Cut several strips of tape and hangs them where they are readily
accessible or prepare your TegadermTM dressing.