“This article provides back-to-basics guidance on how to deliver IV therapy safely and effectively” Frimpong et al (2015).
Frimpong, A., Caguioa, J. and Octavo, G. (2015) Promoting safe IV management in practice using H.A.N.D.S. British Journal of Nursing. 24(Sup2), p.S18-S23.
The aim of this article is to promote best practice for the insertion and care of intravascular (IV) devices. The H.A.N.D.S. acronym was created to serve as an aide memoire to general and specialist nurses regarding the 5 key interventions to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). In order to promote safe and evidence-based practice in IV therapy a practical guide with clinical information about common IV procedures has been developed. This article provides back-to-basics guidance on how to deliver IV therapy safely and effectively.
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