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SOUTHWESTERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF NURSING NURS318: CHILD HEALTH NURSING MANAGING IVs AND IV PUMPS—CRITICAL THINKING TOOL Addresses Level III outcomes: 4.3; 6.3; 7.3 If your client has a peripheral or central IV line and continuous IV fluids; please complete this tool. Obtain the following information about your client: Client data 1. Age 2. Diagnosis 3. Type of IV solution 4. Rate of flow of continuous fluids 5. Lab tests needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the IV therapy 6. Other information pertinent to this client’s diagnosis/condition Answer the following questions: 1. Why did the care provider choose this IV solution?
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Unformatted text preview: 2. What is the rate the care provider specified? 3. Is the IV pump set at the correct rate? 4. What is the rate in drops per minute vs. ml per hour? 5. How much solution will the client receive in 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours? 6. What are the priority nursing interventions for clients with IV therapy? 7. Are there any nursing interventions specific to this client or this diagnosis relative to IV therapy? 8. What patient teaching is appropriate for this client? 9. What information about this clients IV status needs to be communicated to the other members of the health care team?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course NURSING 313 taught by Professor Callie during the Spring '11 term at Southwestern Adventist.

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