In emergency situations such as these, nurses have the option of using traditional time taping to ensure patient safety while administering prescribed infusion therapy” Smith (2019).
Imagine a patient needs to receive an I.V. infusion, but you suspect the electronic infusion device (EID) may have failed and want an alternative method of verifying delivery accuracy. Or, perhaps you are experiencing a facility-wide EID recall and are short a sufficient number of EIDs for all of the patients who need I.V. infusions. In emergency situations such as these, nurses have the option of using traditional time taping to ensure patient safety while administering prescribed infusion therapy. Nurses can also use time taping when administering low-risk gravity drip I.V. infusions as a patient safety strategy. Commonly performed by nurses in the past, time taping has become a lost art with the advent of EIDs. If necessary, would you know how to time tape your patient’s I.V. bag? This article describes that process.
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Smith, L.S. (2019) How to time tape an I.V. bag. Nursing2019. 49(6), p.67–68. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000554308.45660.83