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Intravenous Maintenance for Nurses

presented by Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN

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Financial: Sheila Andersen receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Sheila Andersen has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 45 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 17 Minutes

This course will give the nurse an overview on the maintenance of many IV sites. These include peripheral IV site, PORT-A-CATH, Midline, PICC line, and central line sites. A brief review is given of accessing the sites, running fluids, and care after discontinuing the sites.

Meet Your Instructor

Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN

Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN, started her nursing career in 1982 when she graduated with her Practical Nursing degree. She worked in long-term care facilities until she returned to school and graduated in 1986 with an associate degree in nursing. From 1986 to 1988, most of her work was in the long-term care setting. In 1988,…

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1. Accessing the IV Site

This chapter reviews proper hand hygiene prior to accessing the IV. The technique for scrubbing the hub for accessing a line already placed will be discussed. An overview of accessing a PORT-A-CATH will be reviewed, including assessing and choosing the right kind and size of needle.

2. Signs and Symptoms of IV Problems

This chapter will review the signs and symptoms of IV infiltration. The signs and symptoms of infection of the IV site will also be discussed. Management of the IV site infection and infiltrated IV site is presented.

3. IV Lines for Long-Term Use and Troubleshooting Clotted Lines

This chapter will review which IV lines are appropriate for long-term use and the care of the different IV lines. A discussion on how to troubleshoot IV sites that will not flush will be done. Clot busters will be reviewed.

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