Delivery of intravenous therapy
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Delivery of intravenous therapy

Lisa Dougherty Clinical Nurse Specialist, Intravenous Services, Royal Marsden Hospital, London

The complexity of intravenous therapy practice today demands a higher level of expertise and training than ever before (Weinstein 2001). In this article, Lisa Dougherty argues that the aim of nurses administering any form of intravenous medication or infusion should be to ensure safety for patients and themselves.

Correspondence lisa.dougherty@rmh.nthames.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 16, 16,45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2002.01.16.16.45.c3134

Published in print: 09 January 2002

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review