This article looks at the practicalities of administering home IV therapy… Payne (2019).
Intravenous therapy in patients’ homes is a relatively new procedure in the community nursing practice. This article looks at the practicalities of administering home IV therapy from the following aspects: hand hygiene; how to adjust IV therapy practices to the home environment; care of the IV access site including appropriate dressings; identifying and reacting to problems; maintaining a safe environment when performing IV therapy in a patient’s home; anaphylaxis and how to identify and manage it; and the need for training to perform home IV therapy.
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Payne, D. (2019) Administering intravenous therapy in patients’ homes. British Journal of Community Nursing. 24(2), p.67-71.