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SETTING UP AN IV INFUSION

1. Verify written prescription and make IV label.

Name of Patient: ___________ Rm #: ___


IVF Fluids: ________________________
Bottle #: __________ Flow Rate: _______
Drug Incorporation: __________________
Date & Time Started: _________________
Date & Time to consume: _____________
NOD: _____________________________

2. Observe ten (10) Rs when preparing & administering IVF.

10 Golden Rules for Administering Drug Safely


(from Nursing 88 Vol. 18, August 1988)

a. Administer the RIGHT DRUG.


b. Administer the right drug to the RIGHT PATIENT.
c. Administer the RIGHT DOSE.
d. Administer the right drug by the RIGHT ROUTE.
e. Administer the right drug at the RIGHT TIME.
f. DOCUMENT each drug you administer.
g. TEACH your client about the drugs he is receiving.
h. Take a complete patient DRUG HISTORY. (There is a risk of adverse drug
reactions when a number of drugs are taken or when patient is taking alcohol
drinks.)
i. Find out if the patient has any DRUG ALLERGIES.
j. Be aware of potential DRUG – DRUG or DRUG – FOOD INTERACTIONS. To
protect your patient and your license, follow these guidelines for avoiding
medication errors.
By: Cathleen McGovern, RN, BSN
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Edge Water Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, USA

3. Explain procedure to reassure patient and/or significant


others, secure consent, if necessary.

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4. Assess patient’s vein; choose appropriate site location, size and condition.

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5. Do hand hygiene before and after the procedure.

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6. Prepare necessary materials for procedure

IV tray with IV solution

IV Administration Set

IV cannula

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forceps soaked in antiseptic solution

alcohol swabs or cotton balls soaked in alcohol with cover (this should be exclusively
used for IV)
plaster
tourniquet
gloves
splint
IV hook
sterile 2x2 gauze or transparent dressing.

7. Check the sterility and integrity of the IV solution, IV set


and other devices.

8. Place IV label on IVF bottle duly signed by RN who


prepared it (patient’s name, room no., solution, drug
incorporation, bottle sequence, and duration, time, and
date.

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9. Open the seal of the IV infusion aseptically and


disinfect rubber port with cotton ball with alcohol.

10. Open the IV administration set


aseptically and close the roller
clamp and spike the infusate
container aseptically.

11. Fill drip chamber to at least half and prime it with


IV fluid aseptically.

12. Expel air bubble if any and put back the cover to the
distal end of the IV set (get ready for IV insertion).

This copy of the procedures from the 7th edition of the Nursing Standards on Intravenous Practice by ANSAP 6
was reproduced for educational purposes of Filipino student nurses and registered nurses
who need to review and study the procedures prior to actual IVT training and practicum.