I am wondering if any nurses have a guideline or a supported practice at their institutions where either based on the rate of infusion or the volume of infusate, do they not flush the remaining medication in the primary tubing (connected to a flush bag and the venous access device) after the secondary tubing (on which the infusate is hung) empties? We use Alaris Pumps where I work. Also, if only a primary line is used and hung by gravity, when the infusate container empties, do they flush any remaining medication in the tubing into the vein. The concern is the added time of infusing the remaining medication into the patient with low infusion rates of say 125 ml/hr or less. I would appreciate any sources of information or existing practices supported by your institution. Thank you.