Paramedic Journal of Nursing

"Phase 1; Exploration of paramedic protocol for field IV insertion" and "Field IVs: To Replace or Not"

Tags: IV paramedic

Current protocol at a south central hospital in the U.S. requires nurses to change field IVs within 24-48 hours. Changing IVs in-hospital result in patient duress and nurse time loss. This article reports data from the IV Insertion Protocol Survey and the Paramedic Educator Survey. These surveys attempt to identify paramedic protocol and practice related to IV insertion and aseptic technique. Further, the surveys explore paramedic education regarding IV insertion.

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