Nurse Education Basic Clinical Skills
Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications
Series Overview:Over 90% of hospital patients receive intravenous therapy, including medication, nutrition, electrolytes, and blood. These life-giving fluids are administered through an I.V. and can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. This series covers the basics of intravenous therapy, including its uses, venipuncture, routine care, complications, and I.V. therapy for pediatric patients. The programs in this series are:
- Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture
- Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation
- Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications
- Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics
Overview:This program will demonstrate procedures for identifying complications of I.V. therapy and making appropriate interventions.