Peripheral intravenous therapy: key risks and implications for practice
Paula Ingram Clinical skills co-ordinator, Practice Research Development and Education Unit, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Personnel, environment and procedures related to peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy are explained. Parenteral routes are suggested and, where peripheral IV therapy is required, recommendations are made to minimise risk of anaphylaxis and infection.
Nursing Standard. 19, 46, 55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.07.19.46.55.c3923Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review