An evaluation of methods of increasing the flow rate of i.v. fluid administration.

@article{Stoneham1995AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of methods of increasing the flow rate of i.v. fluid administration.},
  author={M D Stoneham},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={361-5}
}
  • M D Stoneham
  • Published 1995 in British journal of anaesthesia
I have evaluated in vitro methods of increasing the flow rate of clear fluids through an i.v. cannula at room temperature. These included, alone and in combination: increasing the height of a gravity-fed system; increasing the i.v. cannula diameter, manual compression of the lower drip chamber and the use of pressure bags. Flow rate was measured using a uroflowmeter, which was found to be reliable and reproducible. The most effective methods of increasing flow were the use of a 14-gauge cannula… CONTINUE READING

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