Numeracy skills for intravenous calculations
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Numeracy skills for intravenous calculations

Meriel Hutton Principal Lecturer, Personal Development Centre, Faculty of Health and Community Care, University of Central England, Birmingham

This article describes how to develop and approach numeracy skills necessary for the administration of intravenous therapy

Aims and intended learning outcomes:

This article covers the numeracy skills required in the administration of intravenous (IV) therapy in the acute setting. It begins by considering everyday practice with straightforward prescriptions and progresses to more complex calculations. The article also encourages the practitioner to consider other related features of IV therapy.

Nursing Standard. 12, 43, 49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.12.43.49.s55

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