IV Overview: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

IV Overview: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

By: Ryan MacArthur | Quick read: IV placement is routine, yet brings potential complications. There are benefits and risks of each type of IV therapy. Peripheral IVs are common, but infiltrations may occur. Central Lines can be placed long-term, but CLABSI is a...
CLABSIs: Watching the Line

CLABSIs: Watching the Line

By: Sue Carrington | Quick read: Patients in long-term care may receive a central line, an IV that can be placed for up to several months.* Patients should be aware of associated risks for central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). CLABSIs occur when...
Complications of Peripheral I.V. Therapy

Complications of Peripheral I.V. Therapy

Lippincott Nursing Center; Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | Original Lippincott Nursing Center Article Here. | If you are administering I.V. fluids or medications to a patient through a peripheral I.V. site, be alert for signs and symptoms of complications, institute...
Anatomy of an IV

Anatomy of an IV

By: Heather Michon | Quick read: A peripheral IV is made up of several different parts. The catheter comes in different sizes and is placed in the vein. An injection port is used to push medications directly into the bloodstream. A length of tubing connects the...

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