Completing the Procedure/post Administration (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea

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    00:00 Let's take a look at a few things we need to do post administration of IV meds. So ensure that all supplies are discarded. Remove and discard our gloves and we want to make sure that we perform hand hygiene. Sometimes we come in contact with some of the medication and we want to make sure we wash our hands. Assist our patient back to a comfortable position and monitor them for adverse reaction or side effects. Remember, some of the drugs that we give them could be something they've never had before so we want to watch our patient. Perform hand hygiene again before exiting the room and document the procedure.

    00:43 A few considerations to consider when giving IV medications is speed shock. So this is a potential complication. What I mean by this is when we infuse medications too fast or they have had an adverse reaction, they could have headaches, flushed faces, breathing difficulties, and even cardiac arrest. So we need to make sure we watch them closely. Also, one thing to consider is delivering the wrong medication. This is where those rights of medications are so important that we're giving the right drug to the right patient. Next, don't forget about your medication incompatibility. Every IV drug that we give if we're infusing it with something else or mixing any drugs and maybe an IV line, for example, we need to make sure that they play together and they're okay to be mixed within the line of the infusion. Also, make sure that your right equipment is used. Are we using the right tubing for the right medication? For example if you have to ever administer blood through an IV pump, there is a special tubing to use so make sure you're diligent about the right tubing. And lastly, don't forget about site infections. IVs are really famous for IV infections and infiltrations and we want to avoid this. So don't forget to scrub the hub and change the IV tubing out per your agency protocol. And lastly, don't forget about that infiltration and checking that IV for patency to make sure there is no leaking, pain, any redness or warmth around the site. Thank you for watching.

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    The lecture Completing the Procedure/post Administration (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea is from the course Intravenous (IV) Therapy Preparation and IV Push Medications (Nursing).

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    1. Checking with the pharmacist to clarify that the ordered IV medications are compatible with each other.
    2. Labeling the IV medication according to agency policy.
    3. Regularly checking the IV insertion site for redness, pain, and drainage.
    4. Using regular primary tubing for blood infusions.

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     Samantha Rhea

    Samantha Rhea

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