Modern Medicine


Modern Medicine

This is Ryleigh’s intravenous pole the night before surgery. It is an amazing apparatus. The pumps are mini computers that hold all the information about the medications she is getting, administer the medication based on the correct rate, and let us know if there is an occlusion or something else. She started with one pump and one tube. Tonight she has 5 tubes that blend into to access points in her picc line in her right are. She has her heparin to help with preventing blood clots (turned off 6 hours before surgery). There are two bags with tubing that are there for intravenous nutrition – this provides some calories, proteins, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. The last bag is her pain “pump” which has pain medications for her to be comfortable and rest as much as possible. Technology is a good thing!

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