Once the vitamin infusion has started, it is important for the client to be monitored throughout their infusion, especially at their site of cannulation.
Things to look out for:
- If any part of the administration set is wet there could be a leak, which may pose an infection risk
- The presence of air bubbles in the line can present extreme danger to the patient
- Kinks in the administration lines, for example, due to the patient’s position, may cause an occlusion
- Look for discolouration or precipitation
- Loose connections: finger tightness required
- Ensure client is experiencing no pain, redness or swelling around the site
- Ensure the cannula remains in the vein. Extravasation and infiltration of surrounding tissue could result if the cannula becomes dislodged
You must document that infusion monitoring has occurred.