‘Hospital staff need training on IV fluids’

NGO Mahila Samaj Sewa and Vikas Samiti opened a discussion forum on 'Intravenous fluids (IV Fluids) - Boon or Bane’,in the city today.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:February 22, 2012 1:58 am

NGO Mahila Samaj Sewa and Vikas Samiti opened a discussion forum on ‘Intravenous fluids (IV Fluids) – Boon or Bane’,in the city today.

Speaking on the occasion,Sandeep Yadav,coordinator of the NGO,said,“The entire life cycle of intravenous fluids is often misunderstood or misread by the diverse community of stakeholders including hospital staff,doctors etc.”

Kapil Bhargava,deputy drug controller (retd),Government of India said,“The subject of IV fluids is indeed critical to mankind. The objective of this discussion is to highlight significant areas of good storage practices,distribution and administration of the fluids as well as the complex processes involved from the time the manufactured product leaves the premises of the manufacture to its administration to a patient.” Dr Kapil said,“The government of India,had recently notified the guidelines for handling,storing and managing the IV fluids. Sadly,most hospitals are not following these. In fact,there is an urgent need for training nursing,paramedical staff in the hospitals who actually put these to use in patients and they need proper training on how to handle or transport fluid bags,how many times to prick these in order to inject some other medicines in it,etc.”

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