Monday, May 11, 2015

So you want to do IV antibiotics? Here are some video lessons

Here are some short videos to explain the essentials of doing home care with IV paraphernalia. Being your own nurse is not easy. I've been doing it for about 6 years, off and on. I have had a PICC, a port-a-cath, and two in-chest catheters. After a while it's second nature, but you still must be prudent and ever vigilant when you are dealing with a central line that goes directly to your heart (and thus your entire body very quickly through your cardiovascular system) :

The primary lessons:

-how to change a dressing on a Hickmann port:

-how to flush a Hickmann port:

‐ how to access a venous port entitled "WHIN Safe Huber Needle Instructions for Use"

‐how to reconstitute an IV medication "Reconstitution of a Powdered Medication":

‐how to add a solution to an IV bag:

‐how to attach a intravenous infusion (drip) and how to do an IV push entitled "IV Push Medication":

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