Delivering intravenous therapy in the community setting
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Delivering intravenous therapy in the community setting

O’Hanlon Sue IV therapy nurse specialist, Halton and St Helens NHS Primary Care Trust, St Helens
Ruth Glenn IV therapy nurse practitioners, Halton and St Helens NHS Primary Care Trust, St Helens
Belinda Hazler IV therapy nurse practitioners, Halton and St Helens NHS Primary Care Trust, St Helens

This article provides an overview of how an intravenous (IV) therapy service was developed in one primary care trust in England, the challenges that were faced and how they were overcome. The article includes some recommendations for others considering setting up a community IV therapy team.

Correspondence sue.ohanlon@hsthpct.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 31,44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.04.22.31.44.c6444

Published in print: 09 April 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review