Peripheral IV therapy
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Peripheral IV therapy

Julie Lamb Haematology Nurse Specialist/Phlebotomy Manager, Barking Hospital, Essex

The fourth in our Continuing Education (CE) article series (article 304) describes a nursing procedure that is fraught with potential problems


The aims of this article are to impress on the reader the importance of good nursing practice in the delivery of care for patients receiving peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy, to define the responsibilities of the nurse in relation to IV therapy, and to increase awareness and understanding of the associated risks and how to deal with them.

Nursing Standard. 7, 36, 31-36. doi: 10.7748/ns.7.36.31.s32

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