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Welcome to Soleo Health, where we help you simplify your complex care. In this video, you will learn how to administer your IV push infusion.

Your medication has been pre-mixed by the Soleo Health pharmacist and placed in a plastic bag. Store all medication as directed. Some medications need to be refrigerated or frozen for stability.

Although very uncommon, if the medication is frozen, remove a day’s supply each morning and place it in the refrigerator to thaw.

Remove one dose from your refrigerator one hour prior to infusing to allow the medication to warm to room temperature. NEVER HEAT OR MICROWAVE the medication.

Use each syringe only once.
1.     Wash hands thoroughly using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry with a paper towel. Use your towel to turn off the faucet.

2.     With an antibacterial wipe, clean your work surface.

3.     Gather supplies on your clean work surface.

a.     Medication syringe

b.     Alcohol wipes

c.      Flush syringes

4.     Inspect your IV site for:

a.     Redness

b.     Swelling

c.      Tenderness

d.     Warmth

If there is a change, do not infuse and contact your nurse.

5.     Inspect your medication.

a.     Is it expired?

b.     Is it the right medication?

c.      Is your name on the label?

d.     Are there any visible specks or floating particles in the medication?

Each dose should be free of cracks, leaks, floating objects and discoloration. If you have any doubts, call your Soleo Health pharmacist.

6.     Swab the end of your IV needleless connector using an alcohol wipe. Allow to air dry. DO NOT blot or fan.

7.     Remove the cap from the saline flush.

8. Holding the saline syringe upright, gently pull the plunger back to loosen and then push the plunger up to remove the air from the syringe.

9.     Gently but firmly flush your catheter with the prescribed amount of saline. Swab the end of your IV needleless connector using an alcohol wipe. Allow to air dry. DO NOT blot or fan.

10. Inspect the medication syringe for air and gently push the plunger to release if present. (this is on the wrong image. It should not be saline, but the medication or the next footage shown)

11. Attach the medication syringe to your needleless connector.

12. Slowly push your medication over the amount of time prescribed.

13. When finished, remove the medication syringe from your catheter.

14. Swab the IV needleless connector with an alcohol wipe and flush the IV catheter with saline flush solution as before.

15. Swab the end of your IV needleless connector again with alcohol and allow to air dry.

16. Follow with a heparin flush if instructed to do so using the prescribed amount.

17. Call your nurse if you are unable to flush your catheter or meet resistance.

18. Attach the antimicrobial cap to IV needleless connector, if provided.

19. Discard the used medication syringe in the appropriate waste container.