IV Bags and tubes are they reused?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jane32, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    I was just wondering. I was getting the IV's at the FFC and I received one other IV once at a medical center. I know the needles are new but are the bags and tubing reused? If so I am assuming they sterilize them but I guess I never really thought about it until now and I am just curious.

    Thanks!
  2. kdeenak

    kdeenak New Member

    No, they don't reuse them. They are sterile from the manufacturer for one-time useage. After the IV and tubing are used it is considered biohazard waste.
  3. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    I didn't think it would be right to reuse them but you never know in this country:)