Iv Therapy Checklist

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  • Topic: Intravenous therapy, Hypodermic needle, Fluid dynamics
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  • Published : December 12, 2012
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MONITORING AN INTRAVENOUS INFUSION

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Assessment Focus
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special consideration:
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|PROCEDURE |RATIONALE |1 |2 |3 |4 |5 | |From the physician’s order determine he type and sequence of solutions to be used. | | | | | | | |Determine the rate of flow and infusion schedule. | | | | | | | |Ensure that the correct solution is being infused. If the solution is incorrect, slow the rate of flow | | | | | | | |to a minimum to maintain the patency of the catheter. | | | | | | | |Change the solution to correct one. Document and report the error according to agency protocol. | | | | | | | |Observe the rate of flow every hour. Compare the rate of flow regularly. | | | | | | | |If the rate is too fast, slow it so that the infusion will be completed at the planned time. | | | | | | | |Assess the client for the manifestations of hypervolemia and its complications, including dyspnea; | | | | | | | |rapid, labored breathing; cough; crackles in the lungs bases; tachycardia; and bounding pulses. |...
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