Welcome to Soleo Health, where we help you simplify your complex care. In this video, you will learn how to administer infusion using Mini Bag Plus.

Store all medication as directed. Some medications need to be refrigerated for stability.

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 vial and bag only once.

Change the IV tubing as directed by your nurse.

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 vial and bag
b. IV Tubing
c. Alcohol wipes
d. 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 bag?
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. Bend up, then down to break the seal.
7. Hold the bag with the vial down.
8. Squeeze solution into vial until half full.
9. Swirl to suspend the drug in solution; DO NOT SHAKE.
10. Hold the bag with the vial upside down.
11. Squeeze the bag to force air into the vial.
12. Release to drain suspended drug from vial.
13. Repeat these steps until the vial is empty of the drug and the solution is thoroughly mixed. Ensure the drug is completely dissolved. DO NOT REMOVE DRUG VIAL.
14. Remove port protector.
15. Hang the bag on the IV pole. Ensure that the vial is empty of drug and solution.
16. Remove the tubing from the wrapper and close the clamp.
17. Remove the protective cover of the IV tubing spike.
18. Push the spike in the administration port, making sure you do not touch the spike.
19. Squeeze the drip chamber on the tubing until the chamber is half full.
20. Open the clamp to fill the tubing with fluid. Allow the tubing to fill completely. When the fluid reaches the end of the tubing, close the clamp.
21. Swab the end of your IV needleless connector using an alcohol wipe. Allow to air dry. DO NOT blot or fan.
22. Remove the cap from the saline flush.
23. 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.
24. Gently but firmly flush your catheter with the prescribed amount of saline.
25. Swab the end of your IV needleless connector using an alcohol wipe. Allow to air dry. DO NOT blot or fan.
26. Remove the protective cap from the end of the tubing and attach the tubing to your needleless connector.
27. If your tubing has a dial, set the dial to the prescribed rate.
28, Open the clamp to start the infusion. When the infusion is complete, close the clamp.
29. Disconnect the tubing from the IV needleless connector.
30. Swab the IV needleless connector with alcohol and flush the IV catheter with saline flush solution as before.
31. Swab the end of your IV needleless connector again with alcohol and allow to air dry.
32. Follow with a heparin flush if instructed to do so using the prescribed amount.

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

34. Apply an antimicrobial cap to the needless connector, if provided.
35. If administering two or more doses per day, place a tubing cap on the end of the tubing, if provided. Keep the spike in the bag of completed medication until you are ready to spike the next dose.
36. If there is air in the tubing from the previous dose, prime the tubing as instructed.
37. After the last dose for a 24-hour period is administered, discard the used medication bag and tubing in the appropriate waste container.