Chapter 11. Administration of Intravenous Fluids and Medicines

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer1,2,
  2. Elizabeth Payne BSc(Hons), MSc, MRPharmS Deputy Director3,
  3. Dan Higgins RGN, ENB 100, ENB 998 Senior Charge Nurse Critical Care Consultant Honorary Lecturer Visiting Clinical Lecturer2,4,5 and
  4. Ruth Endacott RN, DipN(Lond), MA, PhD Professor6,7
  1. Dan Higgins RGN, ENB 100, ENB 998 Senior Charge Nurse Critical Care Consultant Honorary Lecturer Visiting Clinical Lecturer2,4,5

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319750.ch11

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Higgins, D. (2010) Administration of Intravenous Fluids and Medicines, in Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses (eds P. Jevon, E. Payne, D. Higgins and R. Endacott), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319750.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Manor Hospital Walsall, UK

  2. 2

    University of Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Education, Training and Staff Performance, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

  4. 4

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  5. 5

    Resuscitation Services UK

  6. 6

    University of Plymouth, UK

  7. 7

    La Trobe University, Australia

Author Information

  1. 2

    University of Birmingham, UK

  2. 4

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  3. 5

    Resuscitation Services UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181631

Online ISBN: 9781444319750

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Keywords:

  • administration of intravenous fluids and medicines;
  • vascular access device (VAD);
  • IV therapy carrying risk-National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA);
  • complying with Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) code;
  • complications associated with IV therapy-anaphylaxis and acute reactions and embolus;
  • rapid administration of IV medicines-resulting in ‘speed shock’;
  • electronic infusion devices in IV therapy;
  • use of IV medications-part of everyday nursing practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Indications for using the IV Route

  • Complications Associated with IV Therapy

  • Infusion Systems and the use of Electronic Infusion Devices in IV Therapy

  • IV Fluid Therapy

  • Suggested Guidelines for IV Medicine and Fluid Administration

  • Conclusion

  • Appendix 11.1 Anaphylaxis Algorithm

  • References