Teaching patients about their short peripheral intravenous catheters

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“They should provide education on caring for, monitoring, and preventing injury to the peripheral venous access site” Spencer and Gilliam (2015).

Reference:

Spencer, S. and Gilliam, P. (2015) Teaching patients about their short peripheral I.V. catheters. Nursing. 45(2), p.64.

Extract:

“When patients are admitted to the hospital or an outpatient unit, most will need a peripheral venous access device. Some common questions are, “Why do I need an I.V.?” and “How long will I need it?” Nurses are responsible for ensuring safe patient outcomes that reduce disability and cut costs. They should provide education on caring for, monitoring, and preventing injury to the peripheral venous access site.” Spencer and Gilliam (2015).

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