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A Return to IV Teams?

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As with many things in nursing things change; the pendulum swings back. I am hopeful that we are witnessing the return to the use of IV teams. In speaking with nurses from all over the country, I am hearing that there is resurgence of the use of IV teams; with many teams transitioning to […]

Is an IV Insertion Class or IV Certification a Requirement for RNs?

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Proper education in IV catheter insertions as part of becoming credentialed in IV insertion procedures is a standard of practice in infusion nursing. It is recommended by national infusion, vascular access, infectious disease, and regulatory organizations guiding our practice. I got fired up today over a discussion I saw posted on the web. My […]

How to Start IVs: 8 Tips to Improve Your IV Success

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Although you may know how to insert a peripheral IV catheter; if you are having trouble starting IVs on patients with “difficult” veins- you are not alone. Getting an IV catheter started with one attempt and without any undo patient anxiety can be difficult to accomplish at all times. Not being able to find […]