How much air in an IV line is too much?

Rosengarten, Leah (2020) How much air in an IV line is too much? Nursing Children and Young People, 32 (6). p. 14. ISSN 2046-2336

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Is it true that ‘a little air in an intravenous line won’t cause harm’? The second article in our series looks at the evidence and provides advice.

As nurses we are vigilant to remove air bubbles from patients’ intravenous (IV) lines, yet we have probably also all heard that ‘a little air won’t cause harm’. Is this true or is it a myth?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 13:40
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:50

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