Greetings.....and Happy Monday!
I'm looking for evidence based info regarding NON-use of circumferential dressings to stabilize IV sites. I'm teaching against (concerned about impedement of venous return and risk of clots) it but can't find much in the literature. 'Infusion Nursing, an Evidence Based Approach' says, the device should not 'impede vascular circulation or the delivery of the prescribed therapy' (pg 214). I was looking for something which addressed the issue of clot formation during slowed flow.
Alma Kooistra CRNI