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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 2 ( June, 2009 ) > List of Articles

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U turn to venous air embolism

Harsimran Singh, Anurag Tewari, Balvinder Kaur, Suchita Garg

Keywords : Glass bottles, IV fluid therapy, venous air embolism

Citation Information : Singh H, Tewari A, Kaur B, Garg S. U turn to venous air embolism. Indian J Crit Care Med 2009; 13 (2):92-93.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.56055

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

There is a definitive risk of venous air embolism when the fluid infusion is complete and the drip set is still open in a glass bottle. We have devised a novel way of preventing the chances of air embolism when the fluid in the glass bottle finishes. It really gives a “U” turn to the chances of venous air embolism.


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