Posted: May 31st, 2017
1. Verify patency of the line by the presence of a blood return at regular intervals.
2. Inspect the insertion site for swelling, erythema, or drainage.
3. Administer a cytotoxic agent to keep the regimen on schedule even if blood return is not present.
4. If unable to aspirate blood, reposition the client and encourage the client to cough.
5. Contact the
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