Easy rapid infusion set up

September 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Acute Med, All Updates, EMS, ICU, Kids, Resus, Trauma

Kapoor and Singh's system from the Open Access article - click for explanation

Here’s a nice and simple set up for rapid iv infusions using simple cheap equipment

Full details at the Scandinavian Journal Site

Novel rapid infusion device for patients in emergency situations
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2011 Jun 10;19:35 (Free Full Text)


3 Responses to “Easy rapid infusion set up”

  1. Tim Leeuwenburg on September 28th, 2011 10:07

    Neat set up…but I think I’ll stick with a fire officer or ambo to squeeze the bag for now.

    Quick Q – is this set up sterile (can’t see how avoid squeezing crud from the sphygmo bulb down the airline into top of IV fluid bag)?

    And I’m still confused…are we supposed to be hosting in crystalloid ‘two litres stat’ per the old ATLS mantra or are we allowed just to give fluid boluses titrated to radial BP

    Still a neat set up

  2. Cliff on September 28th, 2011 19:11

    Hi TIm

    Interesting point about sterility,
    ‘Two litres stat’ is definitely out!


  3. Charlie Warren on October 1st, 2011 17:54

    Hi Cliff,
    I think it is important to stress the fact that they have used special giving sets that should stop air emboli. It would be very easy to give a fatal dose of IV air if a normal giving set was used.
    I’m not sure whether these are available in all ED’s/pre-hospital trauma kits.