Details about Plastic Spike
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- Non-vented IV set is an IV set without an air vent. It does not have an air vent that allows opening and closing.
- Flexible plastic containers need this type of IV set. A non-vented IV set requires that the IV fluid completely fills in the tubing to get rid of and remove air before attaching the IV tube to the patient. This type of tubing creates a vacuum within the plastic IV bag so that it collapses as it empties the fluid.
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- A vented IV set is also known as the IV set with an air vent. It has a small blue air vent on the spike. Medical personnel can open and close it to allow air to enter and displace the fluid upon leaving the container.
- Hard plastic or fluid glass containers need to have these IV sets. The liquid will not flow from a rigid fluid container without an air vent. Manufacturers situate the air inlet vent on the drip chamber.
Unsterilized spikes are packed in a big PE bag, which is packed in a carton. The outer carton has a label with the product name and model.