Is it true that ‘a little air in an intravenous line won’t cause harm’? The second article in our series looks at the evidence and provides advice
As nurses we are vigilant to remove air bubbles from patients’ intravenous (IV) lines, yet we have probably also all heard that ‘a little air won’t cause harm’. Is this true or is it a myth?
Nursing Children and Young People. 32, 6, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.32.6.14.s7
Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now