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Infusion Therapy

  • Creator:   Nursing
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  43 items
A collection of articles about I.V. therapy to help you avoid complications and keep patients safe.
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I.V. fluids What nurses need to know

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 41(5):30-38, May 2011.

Refresh your knowledge about I.V. fluids, including how they act in the body and which ones to use (or avoid) in common clinical situations. This is the first in a series of articles on fluid and electrolyte balance.

Reducing the risks of infiltration and extravasation

Rosenthal, Kelli

Nursing. 37:4,6-8, Fall 2007.

Follow our guide to prevent these painful and disabling conditions that can occur as complications of I.V. therapy.

Choosing the right Vascular access device

Ludeman, Kathy RN

Nursing. 37(9):38-41, September 2007.

By inserting the intravenous catheter best suited for your patient at the start, you can help his course of therapy run smoothly. To make the right choice, consider the variables detailed here

Reopen the pipeline for I. V. therapy


Nursing2005. 35(8):54-61, August 2005.

Take it from an expert: These strategies for assessing an occluded I.V. device can save a line that you might otherwise need to remove. In this illustrated guide, you'll also see how to prevent problems.

Keeping I.V. therapy safe with needleless systems

Rosenthal, Kelli

Nursing2003. 33:16-20, October 2003.

These devices—now required in all health care settings—can reduce your risk of injury and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Infusing without infecting


Nursing2003. 33(10):58-64, October 2003.

Each year, tens of thousands of patients die of catheter-related infections. Keep your patient safe by learning and following the CDC's latest recommendations.