Infusion therapy part two: prevention and management of complications
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Infusion therapy part two: prevention and management of complications

Janice Gabriel Nurse director, Central South Coast Cancer Network, NHS South Central SHA, Southampton

In the second of two articles, the author identifies common complications associated with intravenous (IV) therapy and discusses preventive measures. Part one, published last week, provided an overview of IV therapy and the types of vascular access devices available.

Correspondence janice.gabriel@btinternet.com

Nursing Standard. 22, 32,41-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.04.22.32.41.c6447

Published in print: 16 April 2008

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