An IV pump infuses fluids, medications, or nutrients into a patient’s circulatory system. It is ESSENTIAL to learn how to use an IV pump no matter what department you end up in.
You know that you can never delegate the administration of IV infusion to your nursing aid. Get confident and learn step by step how to use an IV pump and administer fluids, medications, or nutrients to your patient.
Caroline Porter Thomas, RN provide an introduction on an IV pump step by step. She also explains the equipments (provided by Life Medical Equipment) that are needed. You may be fortunate to have a professor who taught you how to use an IV pump in nursing clinical or you may be unfortunate that you have not had the opportunity to learn. Regardless, it is time to touch up on your nursing clinical skills and learn how to use an IV pump!