Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Things I have Learned

  When priming a line for albumin it is inevitable that the dang stuff never wants to flow.
It just sits in the bottle refusing to come out
even though you have opened the vent 
pierced the vent with a large bore needle.

I have learned a trick,
it's so simple you won't believe me.

When hanging albumin just let the bottle hang for several minutes.
Gather your tubing and such and just let your albumin sit there and chill.
Then spike your bottle in one quick motion and pop the vent.

If you do this I promise you will never have a problem priming a line with albumin again.


  1. I don't know if I have the patience for that. I think I kind of enjoy releasing my aggressions on that albumin bottle.

    1. The only problem with that is I tend to get albumin everywhere. Have you ever noticed how sticky it is if it gets a chance to dry?

  2. ...Off topic, but your "For Nursing Students" page isn't loading- I keep getting a "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist" message :(

    1. I just updted the page. It seems to be working alright now let me know if you difficulties

  3. Thanks for sharing what you have learned. Many nursing students and those who still want to pursue the said field will surely be more informed.

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  4. True Story. My albumin never primes right.


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