49 Pa. Code § 21.12

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 31, July 30, 2022
Section 21.12 - Venipuncture; intravenous fluids

Performing of venipuncture and administering and withdrawing intravenous fluids are functions regulated by this section, and these functions may not be performed unless:

(1) The procedure has been ordered in writing for the patient by a licensed doctor of the healing arts.
(2) The registered nurse who performs venipunctures has had instruction and supervised practice in performing venipunctures.
(3) The registered nurse who administers parenteral fluids, drugs or blood has had instruction and supervised practice in administering parenteral fluids, blood or medications into the vein.
(4) A list of medications which may be administered by the registered nurse is established and maintained by a committee of physicians, pharmacists and nurses from the employing agency or the agency within whose jurisdiction the procedure is being performed if no employing agency is involved.
(5) The intravenous fluid or medication to be administered is the fluid or medication specified in the written order.
(6) The blood is identified as the blood ordered for the patient.
(7) An accurate record is made concerning the following:
(i) The time of the injection.
(ii) The medication or fluid injected.
(iii) The amount of medication or fluid injected.
(iv) Reactions to the fluid.

49 Pa. Code § 21.12