How much air in an IV line is too much?

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Is it true that ‘a little air in an intravenous line won’t cause harm’? The second article in our series looks at the evidence and provides advice.

As nurses we are vigilant to remove air bubbles from patients’ intravenous (IV) lines, yet we have probably also all heard that ‘a little air won’t cause harm’. Is this true or is it a myth?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-14
Number of pages1
JournalNursing children and young people
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2020


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