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Percutaneous Administration Intravenous Therapy Provide fluid and electrolyte maintenance, restoration, and replacement Administer medication and nutritional feedings Administer blood and blood products Administer chemotherapy to cancer patients Administer patient-controlled analgesics Keep a vein open for quick access
Percutaneous Administration Nursing Responsibility The nurse must ensure that fluid of the ordered type and amount is started and that the fluid is regulated to infuse over the period ordered.
Percutaneous Administration Nursing Responsibility Monitor intravenous therapy Check the infusion and the IV needle site at least every hour. Flow of fluid IV site: erythema, wetness, and edema Phlebitis Infiltration Assess for chills, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, anxiousness, and dyspnea.
Percutaneous Administration Nursing Responsibility Assess for anaphylactic shock Respiratory distress Skin reactions Signs of circulatory collapse GI signs and symptoms Change in mental status Requires immediate intervention.