In our presurgical area the techs and or nurses are spiking IV bags in the early morning and running tubings through with theÂ fluids., then leaving them sit until they need one for each patient. At the end of the day they throw out what isn't used. I am concerned with the practice. I am of the opinion if I did not spike itÂ I cannot assume it was done properly. I would not hang a bag that was spiked and left in the nursing station for several hours. I understand that work flow etc make it more efficient to prime a bunch of tubings ahead of time for a busy day but still don't think this is the best practice.
I am looking for feedback as to what others think on this.