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Re: [IP] Accidental site pulls

<< What is the safety loop? Maybe I missed this one during basic
 training... >>


A safety loop is used with sof-set infusion sets.  You make a loop, about one-
inch diameter with the small length of tubing between the cannula and the
quick release, then tape it down to your skin, next to the cannula.  This acts
as a "shock absorber".  The theory is that if the tubing gets pulled, it will
simply undo the loop and not pull out the whole set.  

This wouldn't work with the C/T/S type of sets.

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