Understanding All The IV Set Ports

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Okay guys, in this lesson we're going to talk about the IV ports. Now, this is a broad overview, but we're going to cover some specifics that you need to know anytime you're using one of these IV sets. Now there are ports along with this entire IV tubing known as Y sites or ports. This is where medication is attached or other maybe an intermittent tubing or an intermittent type of medication that you need to give. Typically there's three on this two being set. There's two, but we're going to talk about the third one as well. So first off, you've got your upper one. The upper port is important because this one is the one that deals with piggybacks. It's always going to be above the safety clam. There's also a Y site or a port that's closest to the patient. This is going to be really helpful for some intermittent infusions and also for any direct IV medications that you need to give.

So if you have to give lane Zofran or maybe some pain medications via IV push, this is the port that you're going to want to do that in the third port. That's really important that you'll get sometimes in these priority tunings is one that's really, really helpful for medications that don't have to be regulated by the pump. These are things like albumin. If you can have something that can go just down a drip maybe from gravity or maybe it has its own flow meter, that's a really good run for the goat that goes in that middle port. Okay, guys, I hope that this has been really helpful. Now go out and be your best selves today and as always, happy nursing.

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