Care of IV

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What are some things that you must do before commencing
Hand hygiene, check ID band, check the chart, give RN and isobar handover, get consent, assess IV site before gathering equipment
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What are some things you must look out for?
Locally: Erythema, Phlebitis, Infiltration & Oedema which may indicate infection at the IV site. Systemically: tracking in the vein
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What are the Six Rights of Medications you must use when administering IV?
Right Patient, Drug, Dose, Time, Route, Documentation - also, do they have any Allergies??
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How do you calculate drops per minute?
Volume (ml) x Drop factor/ time (mins)
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What is a Continuous Line and when should it be changed?
It hasnt been disconnected from the patient - should be changed every 72 hours
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What is an Intermittent Line and when should it be changed?
One that is stopped and disconnected regularly - should be changed every 24 hours
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What should you remember when filling out the documentation afterwards?
Should remember to document and start a Fluid Balance Chart - check every half hour
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Locally: Erythema, Phlebitis, Infiltration & Oedema which may indicate infection at the IV site. Systemically: tracking in the vein

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What are the Six Rights of Medications you must use when administering IV?

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How do you calculate drops per minute?

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