Don T Blow A Vein Research Paper

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Sarah Snyder Snyder 1 English 111-55 Mrs. Hatcher 17, September 2012 Don't Blow a Vein Sometimes in life we might end up having an accident or a special blessing as having a baby come along where we would end up spending a night or even a couple nights in the hospital and would be started on Intravenous fluids or otherwise an I.V. An Intravenous line or I.V. are used for medication delivery, blood transfusions, electrolyte imbalance correction, and fluid replacement. Did you ever wonder how you properly insert an I.V. into a patient? Nurses must learn how to deliver Intravenous Therapy or I.V. therapy correctly. I.V. placement can put the lives of the patient in danger. It is very important for nurses to know how to use…show more content…
Carefully remove the cap on the catheter with one hand, and tightly pull the skin around the I.V. site with the other free hand. Keep the catheter as parallel to the skin as possible and insert the needle. When a hint of blood is in the catheter's applicator that will indicate that the nurse has hit the vein directly, and then the nurse should continue to insert the catheter. If the first try is unsuccessful in entering the vein and there is no blood seen in the catheter's applicator carefully and slowly withdraw the applicator without pulling all the way out, and watching for blood to be seen in the applicator. If no blood is seen than advance it again for a second attempt . While withdrawing, always stop before pulling entirely the way out to avoid repeated skin puncture. If after several attempts and the vein is never entered than the attempt is considered a failure. Remove the tourniquet, apply gauze and move to the other…show more content…
They usually stop at the lungs and do not have problems arise. Another complication that can happen is phlebitis, which is when the vein becomes swollen and painful. There are two kinds of phlebitis, which are superficial phlebitis and deep vein phlebitis. Superficial phlebitis is when the vein becomes inflamed, which can become painful and swollen (Figure 3). Superficial phlebitis is easily treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medication. Deep vein phlebitis or referred to as DVT ( deep vein thrombosis), affects the veins in the legs and deeper in the arms. Blood clots can then form and travel to the lungs, which could be dangerous (Figure 3). Superficial phlebitis usually occurs anywhere from 25% to 45% or more ( Another complication is a hematoma. A hematoma is a collection of blood caused by internal bleeding. Everyone once in their life has had a hematoma, which we call bruising. This usually occurs when the I.V. insertion is done unsuccessfully or when the I.V. is taken out. This is why pressure is applied to the insertion site, to try and make the hematoma as small as possible. It is very important that nurses are properly trained on the techniques of starting an I.V. Purpose is importance of proper technique to administer and I.V. There are so many things that can go wrong during the procedure that can cause health issues for the

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