Elizabeth Bodman, Austin Community College
After the completion of this module you will be able to:
- Identify different types of intravenous fluids and the bags that contain them.
- Identify the abbreviations used for intravenous fluid orders.
- Define the function of drip chambers, roller clamps and slide clamps
- Identify the calibrations in drops per milliliter (gtt/mL) on intravenous administration sets
This module will provide you with fundamental information about intravenous (IV) therapy. The information you learn here will be necessary for you to understand how to perform IV flow rate and IV drug dosage calculations in subsequent modules