This module reviews hazards related to secondary and primary infusions sharing the IV tubing below the pump. In particular, this module covers:
- The definition of shared infusion volume
- Shared infusion volume considerations at the start of a secondary infusion
- Shared infusion volume considerations at the end of a secondary infusion
- Shared infusion volume considerations in relation to the secondary infusion mode
- Shared volume considerations in relation to prematurely stopping a secondary infusion
Note: Most of the content in this Module is focused on secondary IV infusions administered by infusion pumps that require the secondary container to be hung higher than the primary container (i.e., pumps that cannot independently control fluid flow from secondary and primary bags).