IVs | Fluids

Nursing Students must learn how to infuse IVs with accuracy & precision. IV Administration topics include: calculating infusion rate. infusing drops/minute or ggts/minute, mL/hour, understanding saline types- hypotonic, hypertonic, NS, and lactated ringers; in addition to central, & peripheral lines, assessing the IV site for infiltration, phlebitis, and patency. Happy Student Nursing! #NurseHacks
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Acid base notes #Nursing #Electrolytes #AcidBase

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Acid vs Base Imbalances Cheat Sheet #Electrolytes #Nursing #NursingSchool

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Effects of fluid shifts in isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic states.

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Catheter Infections Infographic

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Phlebotomy Cheat Sheet! Love it!

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The relationship between gauges and needle size. It's a simple concept, yet one that can mess with your head when you're a new nursing student... Especially during your 1st few exams or clinical skills checkoffs (Sim Labs) #NursingSchool #NursingPharm #Needles #Gauges #NursingSIM

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how to start an IV, as explained by an ER nurse with more than 20 years experience.

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SHTF Medical Skill of the Day: How to Start an IV

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Anatomy of piggyback and med ports on a basic IV set

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Intraosseous (IO) access video. IO is used when peripheral access is not possible or when multiple IV injections are needed. Citation: VidaCare, (August 25, 2010). The EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion System Training. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL3DMY1Zln0#t=50

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Classifying phlebitis, an inflammation of the vein & common complication of peripheral I.V. therapy. Journal article citation: Lippincott Nursing. (2007). I.V. essentials: Complications of peripheral I.V. therapy. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! 6(1), 14-18. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/journalarticle?Article_ID=765665

I.V. Essentials: Complications of peripheral I.V. therapy

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Journal article on I.V. therapy: great info on common complications, including hypersensitivity reactions, infiltration, extravasation, phlebitis, & infection. Citation: Lippincott Nursing. (2007). I.V. essentials: Complications of peripheral I.V. therapy. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! 6(1), 14-18. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/journalarticle?Article_ID=765665

I.V. Essentials: Complications of peripheral I.V. therapy

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Arterial Line: Arterial Pressure Monitoring

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How to start an IV...Like a PRO.

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IV Fluids Types to Know for Nursing Care: divided by Isotonic, Hypotonic, & Hypertonic in addition to applicable or correct uses for each

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IV Solution Chart: Hypotonic, Isotonic, and Hypertonic Solutions. The tonicity of the solution impacts the cells. Hypotonic solution causes excess H2O to enter the cell, potentially causing the cell to lyse. Hypertonic solution causes H20 to leave the cell, leading to flaccidity. Isotonic promotes fluid balance between the intracellular and extracellular area.

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Image of a Huber needle entering a Power Port. The Power Port sits just under the skin on your upper chest.

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Power Port (purple, heart shaped) sits under skin on upper chest. It's accessed by a Huber needle (w/yellow wing locks). Left: Tube runs inside a blood vessel; in my case it goes from my jugular vein down to my superior vena cava. Right: This tube sits outside the body, and allows easy infusions. The lower connector (blue) enables infusions from syringes. The upper connector (also blue) enables infusions from IV bags.

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What is drug reconstitution? This refers to the mixing of a drug with a diluent (such as normal saline). Pictured is the Mix2Vial™: this is an atypical needleless system for drug reconstitution. Generally, this process involves drawing up the diluent with a needle & injecting it into the powered drug (often preserved through a method known as "lyophilized').

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Remembering IV fluids.

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IV Solution Cheat Sheet

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Tegaderm I.V. Dressings: provides simplicity of I.V. application, security of intravenous fixation and site protection. Added features ensure the cannula remains in place thus reducing the risk of phlebitis and patient discomfort. They are often removed with the help of alcohol wipes by nurses.

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IV Dressing: Tegaderm. This dressing uses antimicrobial activity of Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) for infection control. It has been specifically developed to reduce skin flora the most common source of catheter-related blood-stream infection.

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V.I.P. Score for IVs

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