While caring for a stable infant, the physician writes an order to start an I.V. infusion at 400 ml/hr. The nurse should question this order because infants are at risk for:


•Infants are at particular risk for fluid overload because of their size. Initiating an I.V. infusion at 400 ml/hr on a stable infant should be questioned.

•Arrhythmias, deep vein thrombosis, and sinusitis are not risks associated with I.V. fluid administration.

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