Ecoflac infusion solutions: risk of air embolism

To avoid the risk of air embolism, these products should not be infused under pressure.

Article date: November 2007

These semi-rigid plastic containers contain infusion solutions (glucose, KCl, or NaCl) for intravenous administration. They are designed to collapse during use, and they include a substantial volume of air. To avoid the risk of air embolism, these products should not be infused under pressure. It is recommended that they are used under gravity feed with a drip tube or an intravenous infusion pump to minimise the risk of air embolism. Partially used containers should not be reused.

Article citation: Drug Safety Update November 2007, vol 1 issue 4: 10c.

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