To prepare the cage to give fluids follow the following steps.
Select the appropriate Flex-Coil® Swivel Set: Three (3) foot coils (CR9003) are ideal for cat-sized cages; five (5) foot coils (CR9005) for average sized dog cages; and, ten (10) foot coils (CR9010) for runs and insert it in the Shoe. Remove the protective cap from the female Luer connector on the swivel device and attach the male Luer end connector of an I.V. set. Insert the Flex-Coil® Swivel Set in the Shoe mounted at the top center of the cage.
To remove a Flex-Coil® Swivel squeeze the sides of the swivel and slide it forward out of the Shoe.
Preparing the patient to receive I.V. fluids with the Flex-Coil® Swivel System:
Prime the appropriately-sized Extension Set and close the on/off clamp. The 14 inch Extension Set with KINK-SAFE™ Adapter (EXT14) is ideal for cats, small dogs, and puppies; the 24 inch Extension Set with KINKSAFE™ Adapter (EXT24) is ideal for average sized dogs; and, the 36 inch Extension Set with KINK-SAFE™ Adapter (EXT36) is ideal for giant breed dogs. Attach the male Luer connector of the KINK-SAFE™ adapter to the hub of the I.V. catheter. With a syringe attached to the female Luer connector on the Extension Set flush several milliliters of fluid through the Extension Set and I.V. catheter to check the patency of the vein.
Depress the tab on the releasable cable tie at the end of the coil, open the tie, pass it around a collar, releasable collar, identification band, or harness and secure the cable tie so that end of the coil is positioned behind the head between the shoulder blades (out of sight and out of easy reach).