IV's for Hospice - page 2

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As a Hospice nurse, how often do you have to put in IV's?... Read More

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    I work in an inpatient hospice and we rarely have IV's. Pain mess are all given orally, sc, or transdermally. The only thing I can recall using an IV for is pamidronate infusion, and once finished the IV is d/c'd, I think this is because IVs are harder to maintain and less comfortable than the sc lines. We rarely use hypodermiclysis for short term hydration, I don't really agree that this is more comfortable, but our docs seem to like it.
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