What are J loops?
The BD J Connector Loop is an intravenous adapter for infusion therapy. It comes with standard bore, flexible extension tubing with twist-on luer lock to be used with an IV Start Kit to draw blood or begin infusion therapy. The J Connector Loop is packaged sterile to not introduce bacteria.
Do saline locks hurt?
When the needle is removed, it leaves a tube called a catheter that is very small and flexible. This will be securely taped in place. You’ll be able to move your arm, and the IV should not cause any pain.
Can I go home with a cannula?
The cannula is designed to sit comfortably in your vein for up to 72 hours. Going home with the cannula in place avoids the need to use a needle to insert a new one for each Intravenous drip required during the short period of your treatment.
What is saline lock for?
A saline lock is a thin, flexible tube placed in a vein in your hand or arm. It sticks out a few inches. The lock is used when you may need to get medicines through a vein (intravenous, or IV). In between medicine doses, the lock closes, so no germs can get into the tube and vein.
What happens if you dont flush a saline lock?
Bottoming out the saline syringe with the plunger can cause reflux of fluid back into the catheter. If resistance is felt, do not force flush.
Can I remove my own cannula?
Do not try to remove the cannula yourself. If the cannula falls out, please do not attempt to reinsert the cannula. Elevate your arm and apply firm pressure over the site with a gauze swab or cotton wool for 3 minutes.
Can you feel a cannula?
Many ask whether an IV will hurt when going into the vein. When an IV needle is placed, it can cause some slight discomfort. You may feel a small sting or pinch for a few seconds when the needle is inserted in your arm or hand.