View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
By State Requirement
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
In "Documentation: Name That Vein," a nurse asked why her manager discouraged her from naming the specific vein used to insert an I.V. device. You replied that because many nurses don't know the correct names for all the veins they might cannulate, they may be expected to document only the vein's location (Advice, p.r.n., May 2006). I thought Infusion Nurses Society (INS) standards require documenting the vein's anatomic name. Which is it?
JOYCE WRIGHT, RN, CPAN
Source: Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice, Journal of Infusion Nursing, Infusion Nurses Society, January/February 2006 (supplement).
Send comments to Letters Editor, Nursing2006, 323 Norristown Road, Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002-2758. Or send e-mails (no attachments, please) to Betsy.Lowe@wolterskluwer.com. Please include your name, credentials, complete mailing address, e-mail address (if applicable), and daytime phone number. Letters are edited for content, length, and grammar.
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top