IV Therapy. Sue Bouma RN BSN CRNI. • Right Patient: treat as any drug, use MAR for accuracy in administration • Right Drug: solution for IVs, inspect prior to hanging • Right Dose: consider w/time, Amount of IV solution to hang • Right Time: rate of solution administration
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Sue Bouma RN BSN CRNI
for accuracy in administration
• Right Drug: solution for IVs, inspect prior to hanging
• Right Dose: consider w/time, Amount of IV
solution to hang
• Right Time: rate of solution administration
• Right Route: specific order for IV admin
• Right Documentation: Always
Extravasation is the accidental administration of intravenously (IV) infused medicinal drugs into the surrounding tissue, either by leakage (e.g. because of brittle veins in very elderly patients), or direct exposure (e.g. because the needle has punctured the vein and the infusion goes directly into the arm tissue). Extravasation of medicinal drugs during intravenous therapy is a side-effect that can and should be avoided
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