All posts from: October 2011
Is it necessary to record the batch numbers for IV fluids on prescription sheets?EXPERT COMMENTRecording batch numbers for IV fluids is an outdated procedure. The burden of risk of giving an IV fluid is no greater than any other IV medicine where batch numbers are not recorded.Martin Shepherd is head of medicines management, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Should cooling methods such as fanning and tepid sponging be used to manage pyrexia? What do you think?EXPERT COMMENT
Does massage help to prevent pressure ulcers? What do you think?EXPERT COMMENT
Does increasing fluids really help constipation? What do you think?EXPERT COMMENT