Would there be damage to a patient?

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  1. Alex

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    When nitroglycerin is given intravinously, there are two containers: one with nitroglycerin and the
    other with solution. Both are dripping into the patient. Would there be any damage to a patient, if
    only nitroglycerin is dripping into his vein, because second container got empty and nobody
    replaced it?

    Thanks,

    Alex
     
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  2. Alex wrote:

    > When nitroglycerin is given intravinously, there are two containers: one with nitroglycerin and
    > the other with solution. Both are dripping into the patient. Would there be any damage to a
    > patient, if only nitroglycerin is dripping into his vein, because second container got empty and
    > nobody replaced it?
    >

    No.

    >
    > Thanks,
    >

    You are welcome.

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  3. Alex

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    What about intravinous Heparine?

    Alex
     
  4. Janet

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    was the 'other' solution a bag of normal saline that was hung to basically 'keep the vein open' and
    so that the iv pump won't go off when the nitro or heparin bag empties? probably. why don't you ask
    the nurse what is going on. i am sure he/she would be happy to answer your questions. janet

    "Alex" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > When nitroglycerin is given intravinously, there are two containers: one with nitroglycerin and
    > the other with solution. Both are dripping into the patient. Would there be any damage to a
    > patient, if only nitroglycerin is dripping into his vein, because second container got empty and
    > nobody replaced it?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Alex
     
  5. [email protected] (Alex) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > What about intravinous Heparine?
    >
    > Alex

    The typical protocol of PTT monitoring for heparin administration would correct for any interruption
    of IV heparin.

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  6. Kathy

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    "janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > was the 'other' solution a bag of normal saline that was hung to basically 'keep the vein
    > open' and so that the iv pump won't go off when the nitro or heparin bag empties? probably.
    > why don't you ask the nurse what is going on. i am sure he/she would be happy to answer your
    > questions. janet

    Could there be damage to the patient because they are getting too much unnecessary saline to 'keep
    the pump from going off', and develop CHF? What's wrong if the pump goes off when the nitro empties?

    Kathy

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    > "Alex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > When nitroglycerin is given intravinously, there are two containers: one with nitroglycerin and
    > > the other with solution. Both are dripping into the patient. Would there be any damage to a
    > > patient, if only nitroglycerin is dripping into his vein, because second container got empty and
    > > nobody replaced it?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Alex
     
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