Y-set

Y-set

 
an intravenous administration unit with two separate spikes, each with a separate drip chamber and individual clamps for flow regulation; the fluids are intermingled in the tubing or sometimes in a third drip chamber. Y-sets may be used either for the rapid infusion of fluids or for dual administration, such as of blood and 0.9 per cent sodium chloride solution.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A Y-set manual tubing allowed hanging of two bags and an attached drainage bag was used to control the delivery of exchanges.
Using the conventional Y-set with the smaller bags negates the infection prevention advantages of the twin bag system.
* A Y-set is a Y-shaped piece of tubing that can be disconnected between exchanges.
The Y-set is filled with disinfectant when not in use.
A few years later, the first patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) performed a connection procedure to a Y-set for every single exchange.