Air Bubbles Enter The Blood Vessels Through An IV.?
when my child was sick there was about 20cm of air bubbles entering the blood vessels through an IV. Dangerous ??? Thank you
Hello Eka Purnama Sari, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Air entering the infusion can enter the blood vessels and can cause blockages in blood vessels called embolism. This condition can indeed be dangerous and life threatening. The mother does not need to worry, because the air will be dangerous if enough or around 3-5 ml / kg, but it also depends on how fast the air enters and how far the location of the infusion with the heart.
If there are air bubbles in the IV tube, the air should be removed from the IV line. You can turn off the infusion and can contact nurses or health workers in the hospital. Some infusions also have a safety in the tip area before entering the blood vessels which can filter the air so it does not enter the blood vessels.
Attention must be paid to the danger of embolism, which is a complaint such as shortness of breath, chest pain, decreased consciousness, pale skin, or weakness of limbs, so you should immediately call your doctor or health worker.
Hopefully this information can be useful for you.