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what would be the best initial nursing action prior to inserting an IV?
A. Identify a suitable vein
B. verify the order for IV therapy
C. prepare the IV insertion site with povidone iodine
Answer for school is going to be B. Verify the order for IV therapy. However, once you're out of school, the answer will be A. Identify a suitable vein. I'm not sure how it is at other places, but in my unit we start IV's when we need them, no M.D. order necessary.
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We are happy to help with homework and these members have been very nice to give you the answer.....but it is our goal for you to be the best nurse you can be and giveing you the answer, doing it for you, is not the best way to help you.
What class is this for? What semester are you? How long have you been an ER nurse?