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Flushing vs fluids infusing

If IVF's are infusing, what is the recommendation on scheduled flushes?  Does a continuous infusion negate the need to flush the line as part of the care and maintenance of the line?

With continuous infusion

With continuous infusion, flushing is only indicated when clinically necessary. Includes blood reflux, pump occlusion alarms, patient complaints of any discomfort. There is no routine or scheduled flushing that is needed. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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