# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nurse Aide II Task 2068166764

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Observe a client/resident/patient receiving intravenous (I.V.) fluids.

Definition

Observation will include
  • signs and symptoms of site complications: pain, swelling, puffiness, bleeding, changes in skin temperature near infusion site; and systemic complications: fever, shortness of breath, nausea, changes in vital signs or urinary output
  • any abnormal observations to be reported immediately to the nurse
  • responsibility of nurse aide to include only the observation and reporting of abnormal circumstances (the nurse is responsible for the correction of potential difficulties).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What observations would you make, and who would you tell when a patient complains of pain near the site of his/her IV?
  • What would you do if the IVAC (machine controlling the infusion of an IV) were beeping?

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