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Basic Nursing SkillsPractice Scenario:IV TherapyYou are the RN who has just come on duty. You have been assigned to care for Mr. Peters, who isa 53-year-old diabetic who is one day post Rt. Leg amputation. Mr. Peters is still NPO (nil peroral). Post op plan for him includes IV fluid therapy of 2L?24hr of 5% Dextrose Saline. Onassessment today, Mr. Peters IV fluids and now prescribes 1.5L/24hrs of NS once he beginstolerating. Mr. Peters is to start on ice chips then graduate to clear fluids. Mr. Peter had 3oz of icechips, he tolerated 200mls of coconut water, 100ml of water and 2 ounces of jello within the last24 hrs. 500ml amber colored urine was emptied from the catheter bag. Mr. Peter’s daughter visitsthe next day and is enquiring when her father’s peripheral IV cannula will change will bechanged and why is he still on IV fluids while he drinking fluids.QUESTIONS:1.Define intravenous fluid therapy.

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Intravenous therapy, Mr Peters, IV fluid therapy of 2L

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