1-18. INFUSION AND IRRIGATOR STAND (INTRAVENOUSLY INFUSION STAND)
The infusion and irrigator stand (see figure 1-21) is a mobile, adjustable-height
stand from which containers of whole blood, intravenous solutions, or irrigating solutions
are suspended. At least one stand per OR is needed for the administration
of fluids. (See the stand in figure 1-14.) A second intravenously infusion (IV) stand
should be available, as it may be needed to serve as an anchor point for the drape, thus
separating the anesthetist from the sterile field. Figure 1-22 illustrates commercially
prepared irrigating solutions and hospital prepared irrigating solutions.
Figure 1-21. Infusion and irrigator stand.