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
Published in print: 11 June 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review