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Difference between IV bag and feeding bag?

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Topic: Difference between IV bag and feeding bag?
Posted By: bob123
Subject: Difference between IV bag and feeding bag?
Date Posted: October 14 2014 at 5:55pm
What is the difference between these two? If you were going to mix your own saline solution in a worst case scenario, could you use the feeding tube bag, since it seems like it would be easier to fill?




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Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: October 14 2014 at 6:19pm

feeding bags are strictly for FEEDING through the GI system

either through a tube down your nose or through your stomach wall ie a PEG tube or G tube

feeding bags are not sterile

to give iv fluids would give you a case of sepsis but quick


and please

don't even think about mixing your own if fluids

this must be done by a trained professional eg a pharmacist

and it MUST be done under STERILE conditions

that is NOT an option



Posted By: bob123
Date Posted: October 14 2014 at 6:32pm
What about a subcutaneous home made IV, would that be safer? I had to give IV's to my cat once and it made a huge difference..


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: October 14 2014 at 6:35pm

NO NO NO 

anything that is going into the body

with the exception of the GI system

MUST be absolutely STERILE

otherwise a massive,life threatening infection is 100% guaranteed 


if you need ivf's you NEED expert medical care

if for no other purpose

than to address the reasons you need ivf's in the first place




Posted By: bob123
Date Posted: October 14 2014 at 6:57pm
So what is the best alternative, just drink electrolytes early on or something? I know how important sterility is, etc but all the sodium chloride solution is sold out.


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: October 14 2014 at 7:21pm

you can easily make your own rehydration solution

lots of info on the net


its just water,salt and sugar

this does not have to be sterile


or you could just buy some sports drinks such as Gatorade




Posted By: FluMom
Date Posted: October 14 2014 at 7:27pm
Pedialyte is much better than Gatorade and I think better than water salt and sugar. I am looking at getting a bunch of it if Ebola gets bad.

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Posted By: bob123
Date Posted: October 21 2014 at 3:52pm
Geez, they said on the CBS evening news that treating an Ebola patient can take up to 10 liters of fluids per day. Guess I should just give up and dig a bunker.


Posted By: jacksdad
Date Posted: October 21 2014 at 4:25pm
Wow - 10 liters. If they're leaking internally and externally, it probably would take huge amounts of fluid to keep up. Of course, then you have to do something with all that potentially infectious fluid they're losing (vomit, diarrhea, sweat and urine).



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Posted By: jacksdad
Date Posted: October 21 2014 at 4:28pm
I might be wrong, but subcutaneous fluid administration is usually a lot slower than by IV from what I remember. Something like a couple of liters a day is typical.



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"Buy it cheap. Stack it deep"
"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.



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