Presentation on theme: "IV INSERTION HOME CARE. Intravenous (IV) Medications enter the patients bloodstream directly by way of a vein Appropriate when: – rapid effect is required."— Presentation transcript:
Intravenous (IV) Medications enter the patients bloodstream directly by way of a vein Appropriate when: – rapid effect is required – Medications are too irritating to tissues to be given by other routes
Take note! Assess caregivers eyesight & manual dexterity Check appearance of medication and expiration date Know which medications are unsuitable for IV administration Observe patients for any adverse reactions
IV Infusion Home Care IV Infusion For shortened hospital stays and the need to cut costs Peripheral IV lines are used for the maintenance of fluid balance, administration of medications and nutrition. The butterfly or catheter set may be used. Then it is connected to the tubing of the intravenous system.
IV Infusion Home Care IV Infusion Permanent access – Long-term or home parenteral nutrition – Achieved by placement of a catheter with a subcutaneous part for access, by tunneling a catheter w/ a substantial subcutaneous length, or threading a long catheter through the basilic or cephalic vein into the SVC. Temporary/ Short-term access – Achieved w/ 16- gauge, percutaneous catheter inserted into a subclavian/ IJV and threaded into the SVC