#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).
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