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Intravenous Therapy

* Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. The word intravenous simply means "within a vein". Therapies administered intravenously are often called specialty pharmaceuticals. It is commonly referred to as a drip because many systems of administration employ a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the blood stream (air embolism), and allows an estimation of flow rate. * Intravenous therapy may be used to correct electrolyte imbalances...

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Intravenous guided independent study

Intravenous (IV) study day Guided independent Study In preparation for administering IV medication when you have registered as a nurse, it is important that you have some theoretical understanding of related issues. Completion of this guided independent study workbook will enable you to review some topic areas related to IV therapy. Once this is completed, you will be able to observe IV therapy in your practice placements and you will be able to take part in drawing up IV medication. NB Student...

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History of Iv Therapy in the Philippines

Historical Background ORIENTATION TO THE COURSE STATUS OF IV THERAPY IN THE PHILIPPINES HISTORY OF IV THERAPY IN THE PHILIPPINES Philosophy * Envisions itself to be a cohesive, pro-active, professional association, committed to excellence in nursing. * Believes that safe and quality nursing care to patients is the primary responsibility of nurses. * Believes that those who practice I.V. therapy nursing are only those R.N.s who are adequately trained and have completed the training...

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Professional Development Plan

chosen to focus on ‘Intravenous Drug Administration’. I chose this because Intravenous (IV) therapy is commonly used in the nursing profession (Hyde 2002 p42) According to the Anonymised NHS Trust (2007-2008 p7) most patients who are admitted to hospital receive IV Therapy at some stage of their treatment, especially in acute nursing care (Workman 2000). Nurses play an important role in the delivery of IV therapy, so suitably trained nurses will often be required to give IV therapy during the course...

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Nurse Negligence

http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/040130.htm Extravasation Follows Chemotherapy Administration. Potential Complication or Nursing Negligence Iacano v. St. Peter’s Medical Center, 334 N. j. Super. 547 – NJ (2000) Summary: Intravenous therapy has inherent risks and potential complications. When you introduce chemotherapeutic drugs and known vesicants, those risks increase dramatically. In this case, a known risk, extravasation, occurred following administration. The question arises...

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iv catheters

Intravascular catheter complications and maintenance Approximately half of the 40 million patients that require hospitalization in the United States have to receive intravenous (IV) treatment. A total of 41.8% of those hospitalized patients received IV therapy and experience phlebitis or other complications due to the therapy (Uslusoy & Mete, 2008). With staggering numbers as these, IV care proves to be a large area of nursing responsibility and shows great relevance in the nursing practice....

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Hypovolemic Shock

accessory muscles and presenting with cyanosis. They are tachycardic, hypotensive and oxygen saturation is reduced. The patient should receive high flow oxygen have IV access secured and continuous BP, oxygen saturation and ECG monitoring. The oxygen therapy efficacy should be monitored using pulse oximetry and aim for saturation between 94% - 98%. The optimal oxygen delivery is using a non-rebreather mask; the reservoir bag is inflated at a rate of 15l per min, this mask delivers 60% to 85% o2 (Resuscitation...

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Drug Administration

of injection into the circulation, sexual hormones or neuroleptic agents for example. The intramuscular injection should not be made in a vessel, nor in contact with a nerve. It is contra-indicated if the patient is undergoing anticoagulant therapy. Intravenous route There are two possibilities: direct injection with the syringe or administration by perfusion. The bioavailability is by definition 100%; it is necessary however to pay attention to the speed of administration because it should not...

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Baby Tim Negligence Case Study

prematurely at 35 weeks gestation, very active and healthy but required nursed in an incubator in neonatal unit. Baby sucking reflex was not fully developed required complement the nasogastric tube feeding and intravenous (IV) therapy through his left arm received nutrition sources. IV therapy stopped running after the first 24 hours and registered nurse on duty informed pediatrician and he asks the nurse to continue it. After the following day, Baby Tim parents noticed baby arm turned bluish and cold...

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units) may be prescribed before a continuous infusion is begun. C. Mix the prescribed IV dose of regular insulin for continuous infusion in 0.9% or 0.45% NS as prescribed. d. Flush the insulin solution acidosis are treated through the entire intravenous infusion set and discard the first 50 to 100 mls Of solution before disconnection and administering it to the client (insulin molecules adhere to the plastic of IV infusion sets). e. Always place the insulin infusion continuously until subcutaneous...

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