IV Therapy and the NCLEX – fluid types / sample questions / starting an IV

IV Therapy and the NCLEX – fluid types / sample questions / starting an IV

This week we’re talking about IV therapy, meds and calculations. Today we’ll go over fluid types, some question links and how to start an IV. Later this week we’ll talk about math and calculating important things that are related to IV’s. When I graduated nursing school and got a job I worked on Peds. I had a wonderful group of LPN’s that worked with me. When I started I told them every shift that if they had any IV’s to restart to tell me and I wanted to try and start it – with their guidance of course. The more IV’s you start, the better you’ll become at getting them the first time.

This is an EMT site but gives some good information about starting an IV – http://theemtspot.com/2009/08/04/six-techniques-to-nail-the-iv-every-time/

A good review of Iso, Hyper, and Hypotonic solutions – http://www.registerednursern.com/isotonic-hypotonic-hypertonic-iv-fluid-solution-overview-for-nursing-students-with-quiz/

A great IV solution “cheat sheet” – https://nurseslabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/iv-cheatsheet-bgnocolor.pdf

IV Therapy on Pinterest –


Some good FAQ about IV therapy –


Flash Cards –


Some IV therapy questions –


Questions and Rationale



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