Hanging Main Line IV and Tubing

 Below are the procedure on how to hang main line IV and tubing.

  • Wash hands.
  • Compare type and amount of solution with physician’s order.
  • Check pharmacy label for client’s identification, solution type, additives and expiration date.
  • Select appropriate IV tubing.
  • Obtain needle-less cannula or adapter for the established infusion site.
  • Remove the outer wrapper around the IV bag.
  • Inspect the bag carefully for tears or leaks by applying gentle pressure to bag.
  • Examine for discoloration, cloudiness or foreign matter.
  • Time-tape and label bag.