Administration of intravenous fluids and medicines in children and young people

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Managing intravenous (IV) access is a standard proficiency for UK nurses, enabling them to administer IV injections and IV infusions and to manage injection equipment and infusion pumps and devices. In this article the author describes various types of venous access devices that are commonly seen in practice and details the preparation, checking and administration of IV fluids and medicines, including some complications that may arise. The author also discusses the calculation of fluid requirements, types of IV fluids, displacement values and ongoing care of venous access devices.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalNursing children and young people
Early online date4 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2024

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