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.
Nursing Standard. 22, 46,44-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.46.44.c6600
Published in print: 23 July 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review