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Intravenous therapy: guidance on devices, management and care.

  • Academic Journal
  • Ogston-Tuck S; Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London.
  • British journal of community nursing [Br J Community Nurs] 2012 Oct; Vol. 17 (10), pp. 474, 476-9, 482-4.
  • English
  • This article aims to provide guidance for practitioners on intravenous therapy devices, their management and care. It explains the indications for their use and considerations when selecting devices for intravenous therapy and treatment. Both PVADs and CVADs are discussed in detail to provide the practitioner with a clear understanding for each. Infection control and how to reduce infection risks are also addressed with recommendations for best practice guidance on flushing devices, minimising complications and documentation. This article addresses the importance of safe practice and aims to help practitioners to improve their knowledge and clinical decision-making for patients undergoing intravenous therapy.
Additional Information
Publisher: MA Healthcare Ltd Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 9815827 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 1462-4753 (Print) Linking ISSN: 14624753 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Br J Community Nurs
Publication: London : MA Healthcare Ltd
Original Publication: London : Mark Allen Pub.,
Date Created: 20121106 Date Completed: 20130103 Latest Revision: 20121105