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Peripheral intravenous therapy:key risks and implications for practice

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Personnel, environment and procedures related to peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy are explained. Parenteral routes are suggested and, where peripheral IV therapy...

Prevention of infection in peripheral intravenous devices

22 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone intravenous therapy focus

This article focuses on peripheral intravenous cannulation devices as one source of infection. Using the chain of infection, each aspect is explored to help reduce...

Peripheral intravenous therapy: key risks and implications for practice

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Personnel, environment and procedures related to peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy are explained. Parenteral routes are suggested and, where peripheral IV therapy...

Learning from adverse incidents involving medical devices

02 April 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

While an adverse event involving a medical device is often ascribed to either user error or device failure, the causes are typically multifactorial. A number of...

Venepuncture: best practice

17 August 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Venepuncture is the introduction of a needle into a vein to obtain a blood sample for haematological, biochemical or bacteriological analysis. It is the most common...

Prevention of infection in peripheral intravenous devices

16 August 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article focuses on peripheral intravenous cannulation devices as one source of infection. Using the chain of infection, each aspect is explored to help reduce...

Peripheral intravenous cannulation: safe insertion and removal technique

12 September 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The aim of this article is to reinforce good practice in insertion and removal techniques for peripheral intravenous cannulation. The article is intended as a...

Safe practice in intravenous medicines administration

23 July 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...

Aseptic non-touch technique in intravenous therapy

28 October 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

A lack of understanding of aseptic practice can lead to confusion and poor performance of the technique. This article explains the principles of surgical aseptic...

The safe removal of central venous catheters

16 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many nurses working in general wards and departments are caring for patients with central venous catheters and are increasingly responsible for their removal. This...