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Intravenous access and care 

Intravenous access and care
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Intravenous access and care
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10.1093/med/9780199593460.003.0036
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date: 20 January 2020

Venepuncture 222

Inserting and securing a peripheral intravenous line 225

Maintenance of peripheral intravenous sites and systems 228

Changing infusion bags and lines 232

Use of intravenous infusion devices 234

Assisting with venous cutdowns 236

Managing central venous catheters 238

Parenteral nutrition 242

Venepuncture is the introduction of a needle into vein to obtain a representative blood sample for haematological, biochemical or bacteriological analysis....

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