#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Ogston-Tuck, S. (2014) Patient safety and pain in IV therapy. British Journal of Nursing. 23(2) Supplement, p.S10 – S11.
Intravenous (IV) therapy should not be painful; it is a necessary method of delivering life-saving treatments with an immediate therapeutic effect and indicated for those drugs limited to the IV route. It is a common procedure (Dougherty, 2008a; Endacott et al, 2009; Higginson and Parry, 2011) and more than 80% of patients admitted to hospital will require IV cannulation (Dougherty, 2008b; Ingram and Murdoch, 2009).
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- An example of peripheral cannulation OSCE from OSCE Skills.