im running around taking care of my patient load and my neighbor nurse's patient load because we have crap going on all over and nurses and doctors are running all over the place. one fun day.
well i take note of a nurse across the way from me change an iv bag. ok routine stuff, nursing 101, right? wrong.
the nurse takes the new bag and spikes it with the old line and lets it continue running. sounds ok, but when you look, and i just got new glasses, the line was full of air.
fully disturbed i had to interject pulling the nurse aside and quietly schooling them. i remember seeing this a few times and i just don't get why it isn't known and understood: air embolisms = bad and maybe death
change your tubing or change and flush it right!!