Purple patient=bad. Purple CO2 detector also =bad. Yellow CO2 detector= “it’s a bright sunny day and everyone’s happy” Also note, if the patient had been bagged for a bit of time via mask, the co2 detector could still turn color from gas that had been bagged into the stomach. Be sure to listen to breath sounds in addition to I give my rt patients the abg bies respiratory therapy shirt color change to confirm placement. Know how many mls your primary set takes to prime and how many mls from each y site. Gets a little calculus-y but you might want to know how many mls/min your patient is on as well as hrs!
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That way if your primary is going 2mls/minute then running something into that y-site that’s really fast isn’t a problem if, from the y site it’s .5ml to the patient…I give my rt patients the abg bies respiratory therapy shirt Where as a primary running 10ml/hr gonna be big problem running things through the yI think it means an IV manifold, like multiple stopcocks daisy chained together to allow many drips to run through one carrier line.If multiple connections are used, always make sure they are connected and snug. Don’t want and an accidental self extubation or cardiac arrest then find the vasopressor or sedation infusing on the bed.
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Can you elaborate on this a little bit more. Are you saying the rate of the Y site effects the direct line’s rate? Is this issue solved by following OPs suggestion of making your fastest rate the direct line? What if they are equal. Hopefully I’m not totally off mark from what you are saying. I might add on: Please make sure your patient is well sedated BEFORE you paralyze and remains sedated as long as the paralytic is in place. I give my rt patients the abg bies respiratory therapy shirt Paralysis means movement is extremely weak or impossible. Absolutely no one wants to be awake for this. It’s also likely that the patients panic will increase their HR and BP if they are paralyzed and not sedated well.