Parenteral and Intravenous Therapies

IV Therapy

IV Therapy

Saunders has two chapters on this –
Ch 12 – Parenteral nutrition
CH 13 – IV therapy

Here is a good overview –

Here are the things you want to cover / study.

Parenteral and Intravenous Therapies

Identify appropriate veins that should be accessed for various therapies

Educate client on the need for intermittent parenteral fluid therapy

Apply knowledge and concepts of mathematics/nursing procedures/psychomotor skills when caring for a client receiving intravenous and parenteral therapy

Prepare the client for intravenous catheter insertion

Monitor the use of an infusion pump (e.g., IV, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device)

Monitor intravenous infusion and maintain site (e.g., central, PICC, epidural and venous access devices)

Evaluate the client’s response to intermittent parenteral fluid therapy

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