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Intravenous Infusion

Hi! I am a LPN in school to get my RN. Just starting Med-Surg 2, only 1 more semester after this one left. Yes!!! We are beginning this week with IV and Central Line's. We have to be checked off on starting an IV by Friday. Any advice on how to differentiate all the IV solutions and how the whole process works?

Hello nurseangel78, the site antidote mentioned is really comprehensive. I've tried researching for just one site where they indicate the colors of the IV bottles, etc. and I was informed that they differ with every maker and that the important thing to do is to clearly check the bottle label. To comply with a recent assignment I called some manufacturers in our area just to ask for IV bottle colors/specifications. I hope someone will reply to your thread about having a standard for IV bottle colors just like the one the have for ET tubes.

Anyway, you can add this site to your readings about IV therapy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intravenous_therapy


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