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A 35-year-old female asked:

i'm starting 2l of normal saline everyday for 7 days. dysautonomia/pots i'm worried about air embolism from the nurse and then on the days i have to?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Nursing Care: I am so happy to hear that you have clarified this. Thank you. Nurses are very well trained in general and almost all people know about air embolism risks. If you want it would be perfectly fine to have the nurse show you the techniques that they use to prevent this problem.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Very unlikely: Make sure most of air is out of IV tubing......Would be really unusual to get an air embolous from a routine iv.

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