Precautions for the use of infusion fluids

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    Last updated: November 2023


    • Carefully read the labels on the infusion bottle to avoid mistakes.
    • Indicate on the label any drugs added to the infusion as well as the patient’s name and/or bed number.
    • If drugs are added to the intravenous fluid, think of the risks of:
      • physical and chemical incompatibilities,
      • microbial contamination: aseptic technique.
    • Examine each bottle against the light to check clearness. Discard any bottles that show particles in suspension or cloudiness.