Is there a standard of care for monitoring a peripheral site when you are infusing? I know there are many variables, such as type of fluid, condition of patient, etc, but is there any speciific time frames attached to monitoring. I have not been able to find anything in the newest book "Infusion Nursing-An evidence-based approach" under peripheral IV monitoring, other than vague maybe 4hour intervals? Can you put a time to monitoring. Thanks!!! The documentaiton committee is asking if the every 1 hour IV site check is unrealistic.