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[IP] FW: air bubbles in 4" tail of infusion set

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Paula Bosarge [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent:	Tuesday, May 07, 2002 9:59 AM
Subject:	air bubbles in 4" tail of infusion set

I often get bubbles in the 4" side of my sof-sets (that's connected to me)
when I reconnect after showering.  (I know I'm not supposed to get these
bubbles, but even after doing a .5 prime before reconnecting, they still
show up.)  I've been told that one inch of tubing equals approximately .5
units of humalog.  I understand that, but, as the bubble approaches me, how
much should I allow the part of the insertion site (i.e., the cannula, etc.)
that I can't see?  Do you prime an extra .5, like you  do after inserting a
new infusion set?  And, how can I avoid these bubbles (on the 4" side,
connected to me) altogether?
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