Learn step-by-step procedural instructions to ensure safe and accurate technique! Intravenous infusion therapy is a key nursing responsibility. Practitioners are charged with safe patient care through preparation, set-up, administration, and follow-up care related to IV medication administration. Excellent technique, thorough knowledge, and precision in execution are all needed to ensure safe practice. Intravenous Infusion Therapy Skills Checklists is a must-have reference for any professional who is performing procedures and wants to become a safe practitioner. These checklists will allow you to judge your competence in performing 37 different IV therapy procedures. Skills range from Preparing the Infusion Site to Starting an IV, to Flushing the CVC and Transfusion of Blood Components.
Table of Contents
1 Tourniquet Application 2 Primary Infusion Setup 3 Preparing the Infusion Site 4 Starting an IV: Over-the-Needle Catheter 5 Starting an IV: Winged Infusion Set 6 Adding Medication to an Infusion Container 7 IV Piggyback 8 IV Drug Administration into an Existing Infusion Line 9 Using a Peripheral Intermittent Infusion Device 10 Discontinuation of an IV 11 Medication Administration by Bolus Delivery 12 Medication Administration by Bolus Delivery Using a Winged Administration Set 13 CVC Dressing Change and Site Care 14 Flushing the CVC 15 Changing the Injection Caps on the CVC 16 Heparin-Locking the CVC 17 Drawing Blood from the CVC 18 The POP Method 19 The Positive Pressure Method 20 The Stopcock-Negative Pressure Method 21 Removal of the CVC 22 Insertion of the Periphally Inserted Central Catheter 23 PICC Dressing Change and Site Care 24 PICC Injection Cap Changes 25 Flushing the PICC 26 Drawing Blood from the PICC 27 PICC Exchange 28 PICC Removal 29 Preparation of the VAP Access Site 30 Accessing and Deaccessing the VAP 31 Bolus Injection via the VAP 32 Continuous Infusion via the VAP 33 Blood Sampling from the VAP 34 Clearing a Blocked VAP 35 Accessing and Deaccessing the CathLink 20 Implanted Port 36 Transfusion of Blood Components 37 Child with Acute Diarrhea