How much air in an IV line is too much?
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How much air in an IV line is too much?

Leah Rosengarten Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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

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