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6. Intravenous Therapy

Purpose and uses of IV

Types of IV solutions

Intravenous devices

Latex allergy

Selection of peripheral IV sites

Precautions for IV lines

Complications

  • Air embolism
  • Catheter embolism
  • Circulatory overload
  • Electrolyte overload
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Infiltration
  • Phlebitis
  • Tissue damage

Central venous catheters

  • Tunneled central venous catheters
  • Vascular access ports
  • PICC lines
  • Epidural catheter
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