Nursing Knowledge on IV
Taking care of IV site
Complications
Life Spans
Easy Points
100

This tip will promote dilation of the vein.

 fist clenching , gravity, or warm compress


100

This is what you should do if an IV dressing becomes loosen or soiled

changing it

100

This complication occurs when strep and staph bacteria goes into the IV site.

cellulitis 

100

This is the gauge range for a new born - 12 month old child

24-22 gaug

100

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 IV

200

Name the type of insulin that can be given through an IV

 regular insulin

200

This object prevents introduction of bacteria into the point of entry

alcohol wipe

200

This complication occurs when air is present inside syringes, IV tubing is not primed with fluid, or connectors are not removed before use and cause air to enter a patient's vein.

air embolism 

200

This will help your patient's vein and skin when choosing the size of the gauge that you want to use

using the smallest gauge possible for your patient

200

This is what you do AFTER you've successfully but the new IV dressing on *hint* we do this for all dressings for skills.

date, time, and credentials 

300

This is the most popular IV tubing to deliver fluid 

 gravity tubing

300

This is how often you should change an IV dressing

 5 to 7 days

300

This complication happens before or after you insert or remove an IV. It causes your skin to become warm and red. Hint: *Putting in an IV is an invasive procedure*

 infection 

300

This is the angle that you need to go into the vein after penetrating the skin

 10-15 degrees


300

Name type of IV fluid used for dehydration

Isotonic like Normal Saline and D5

400

This tube is placed in the arm but ends in the vena cava

a peripherally inserted central catheter or PICC line

400

This is the amount of time that you need to clean the IV site BEFORE applying a new dressing

 15-30 seconds

400

This complication causes inflammation of a vein from chemical, mechanical, or bacterial cause.

Phlebitis  

400

Name one of the best sites for IV placement in adults

cephalic vein, basilic vein, or median cubital vein

400

Name a medication that can be used in IV form

insulin, normal saline, vancomycin, gentamicin, morphine sulfate, hydromorphone, doxorubicin, amphotericin, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine 


500

This technique helps to stabilize the vein, this keeps it from rolling

 applying traction below the insertion site.

500

This type of IV dressing needs adhesive remover to be remove

 gauze dressing

500

This complication causes fluid to go into the subcutaneous tissue around the venipuncture site.

infiltration 

500

Name an area where you could put an IV in a new born 

 their foot, their arm, or the top of their head

Dorsal venous arch, basilic vein, superficial temporal vein

500

This is what you should do after you've entered the patient's room, before you touch them, after you touch them, and when you touch the garbage, side rales, or the trash

washing your hands

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