The use of intravenous therapy
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The use of intravenous therapy

Helen Hand Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield

Nurses have a professional and legal responsibility to understand the rationale for the use of prescribed fluids. Safe administration requires an understanding of the role of electrolytes and water and of the mechanisms of movement between different body compartments.

Primary Health Care. 11, 9,43-48. doi: 10.7748/phc2001.11.11.9.43.c345

Published in print: 01 November 2001