Set-Up Instructions – STAT IV 1000 Large ANIMAL I.V. Set
Designed for large animals, the STAT large animal I.V. set is compatible with International WIN, Ltd.’s patented hanger and swivel. The ten foot polyurethane coil length delivers 28 liters of fluid per hour by gravity and allows simultaneously administration of drugs, plasma, blood and electrolytes with a quick, easy set-up.
The following instructions detail the proper set-up procedure for the STAT IV1000 and assume that the GYRO fluid hanger has been installed. Carefully following the set-up procedure will maximize the effectiveness of your STATIV1000, giving you the peace of mind of knowing your patient will receive uninterrupted fluid therapy.
The STAT IV 1000 Large Animal I.V. System is designed to attach to 2 or more fluid containers. If only 2, 5 liter bags are hung, place one bag on a high hook of the GYRO fluid hanger. This offers the advantage of having both bags empty simultaneously. Here, for illustration, the setup process begins with 2 fluid containers and is then expanded to 4. If 3 or more bags are to be set-up the STATI.V. Set should be connected to two fluid containers on the lower hooks.
Step Two (Important)
Close the two blue on/off clamps on the inlet lines of the IV1000. Set before proceeding.
There are two piercing pins on the IV1000 which are inserted into an outlet port of two fluid containers. Remove the red protective cap from a piercing pin and. the protective cap from a bag outlet. Insert the piercing pin into the bag outlet port with sufficient force to break the inner seal and seat the piercing pin into the bag.
Note: If fluid containers from both Abbot Laboratories and Baxter Healthcare will be used, ALWAYS start with the Abbott containers. The reason is the outlet ports on the Abbott bags are larger and the piercing pin must be inserted further into the outlet to form a secure seal. This reduces the risk of later introducing bacteria on the otherwise exposed part of the piercing pin.
To further secure the piercing pins in the outlets ports pass the blue bag holders through the holes in the seam of the bag on either side of the outlet port. Repeat to attach the second bag to the I.V. Set. Check the security of both connections.