We got a lot of questions after round 1 of the large bore IV access showdown, mainly about the effect of points of narrowing that may be introduced to your fluid administration lines.
So we set up round 2, testing the effect of a fluid warmer, an IV bung and a 3-way tap on flow rates through an 8.5Fr RIC line attached to a high pressure rapid infuser system.
We also dismantle an IV bung to see just why they slow flow so much!
Check out the video to see the results.
And here’s a summary of the results: