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Unit 5: Intravenous Therapy
Objectives........................................................................................................................190
1.. What.Is.Intravenous.Therapy?..................................................................................193
2.. What.Is.the.Purpose.of.Intravenous.Therapy?.........................................................193
3.. Which.Babies.Should.Receive.Intravenous.Fluids?.................................................193
4.. What.Routes.Are.Used.for.Intravenous.Infusions.in.Babies?..................................193
5.. How.Does.a.Baby.Lose.Fluid?..................................................................................194
6.. Which.Intravenous.Solutions.Are.Used.for.Babies?................................................195
7.. How.Much.Fluid.Does.a.Baby.Need?.......................................................................196
8.. How.Do.You.Know.if.a.Baby.Is.Getting.Too.Much.or.Too.Little.Fluid?.....................197
9.. When.Are.Intravenous.Infusions.Stopped.and.Restarted?.....................................199
10.. When.Are.Intravenous.Infusions.Discontinued?..................................................... 200
11.. What.Is.an.Intravenous.Lock?................................................................................. 200
12.. What.Facts.Are.Important.to.Remember?....................................................................201
Recommended.Routines.................................................................................................. 203
Skill Unit:.Peripheral.Intravenous.Infusions................................................................... 207
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