Safe practice in intravenous medicines administration
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Safe practice in intravenous medicines administration

Irene Lavery Continuing professional and practice development practitioner, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Paula Ingram Senior practitioner, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

This article offers a practical guide on injecting medicines via the intravenous (IV) route, ensuring safe and effective practice. It considers the benefits of the IV route as well as possible hazards and complications. Through the assessment of risk, it outlines good practice standards.

Correspondence Irene.lavery@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 46,44-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.46.44.c6600

Published in print: 23 July 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review