Setting up and priming an intravenous infusion
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Setting up and priming an intravenous infusion

Gillian Younger Practice development nurses, Learning and Research Centre, York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Marion Khan Practice development nurses, Learning and Research Centre, York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The setting up and priming of an intravenous infusion is a common nursing procedure. However, it is associated with certain complications, for example infection. This article describes a step-by-step guide to the equipment required, correct preparation of the patient and the procedure. It also provides readers with calculation of drip-rate formulae.

Nursing Standard. 22, 40, 40-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.06.22.40.40.c6571

Correspondence

gillian.younger@york.nhs.uk

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