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Peripheral IVs are placed to deliver fluids, Medications, and blood products. This program will describe how to choose the proper equipment and the best site, prepare the site for the needle stick, secure the catheter in place, and observe for complications that may occur such as infiltration, thrombophlebitis, or extravasation. This material is presented in a scenario in which techniques are explained and patient education is featured. Art work and photographs are utilized to enhance the material. In addition, S-BAR documentation is demonstrated. Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to: Cite reasons why a peripheral IV may be placed List equipment that is needed to start a peripheral IV State how to determine What size catheter should be used for specific patients Which fluids should to be administered Illustrate how to clean the insertion site before performing the needle stick Demonstrate how to secure an IV catheter in place Discuss the signs and symptoms of: Infiltration Thrombophlebitis Extravasation Prepare proper documentation to reflect an IV catheter insertion using S-BAR.
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