IV Therapy Debate

  1. We are having some debate here at my hospital. Much of the new literature on IV Therapy suggest the use of cold compresses for infiltrated IV sites. Our hospital policy recommends the use of warm compresses on the site after DC of the IV. In searching the literature I find refereces for the use of both warm and cold therapy after IV infiltration. I have also talked to many hospitals in my area. Most are in confusion with us. Would anyone be interested in letting me know what the procedure is at your place of employment?
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IV Therapy Debate