Fluid & medication management policies

​​​​​​​​This page contains the Fluid & Medication policies for use by CDHB staff. CDHB policies are controlled documents maintained by authorised CDHB staff only. 

For more information contact:

Nurse Co-ordinator Quality and Audits
Department of Nursing
Christchurch Hospital
Ph: 364 1289 - Ext. 81289 

​Fluid and Medication Policies

Subject​Policy Document​​​Last Review
​Key PoliciesMedChart UseDec 15​
Roles and Responsibilities PolicyMar 20
Fluid and Medication Checking ProcedureAug 20
Student Nurse Midwife Roles and Responsibilities Fluid Medication ManagementNov 21
Basic Infection Prevention and Control Principles Related to Fluid and Medication Therapy
Dec 15
Adverse Reactions Identification and DocumentationDec 15
Acute Pain Management​Epidural Management PolicySept 21
Adult Ketamine Infusions Sept 13
Adult Patient Controlled Analgesia PolicyMar 21
RN Assisted Dosing of Adult Patient Controlled Analgesia Nurse Assisted Analgesia PolicyDec 15
Adult Surgical Based Intravenous (IV) Incremental Opioid Protocol​May 19
Entonox Administration Adults and Children PolicyDec 15
Adult Guidelines for Naloxone Use​Jan 18
Adult Policy for Intermittent Oral Opioid Dosing​Jan 18
Pain Buster on Q-Closed Local Anaesthetic Infusion SystemsMay 19
Intrathecal (Spinal) Morphine Guidelines AdultMay 19

Adult Diabetic Ketoacidosis​

Diabetic KetocidosisDec 15
After hours transportation of medications between facilities​After hours transportation of medications between facilitiesSept 13​

Blood and Blood Products​

Blood Protocol - Pre-transfusion  Nov 21
Blood Protocol - Fractionated Products​Nov 21
​​Blood Protocol - Components​Nov 21
​Blood Protocol - Adverse Transfusion Reactions​Nov 21
Adult Massive Transfusion ProtocolMay 21
MTP Adult Checklist and FlowchartDec 20
Paediatric Massive Transfusion Protocol​Oct 17
MTP-Paediatric Checklist and Flowchart​Dec 20
Blood Resource Website-​


Amiodarone Policy​Apr 21
Dobutamine PolicyApr 21
IV Administration of Drugs That Require Cardiac Monitoring​May 21
Glyceryl Trinitrate Infusion (GTN)Apr 21

Controlled/Recorded Drugs​

Controlled and Recorded DrugsDec 15
Drug Key and Card Access and Lost Drug KeysDec 15

Fluid Balance Management​

Fluid Balance Monitoring PolicyDec 15
Fluid Balance ChartingDec 15

Intravenous Related​

Peripheral IV  Therapy PolicyApr 19
Complications of IV TherapyMay 19
Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs)Oct 19
Peripheral CannulationMar 19
Venepuncture Phlebotomy PolicyApr 21
Intravenous Iron Infusion PolicyMay 21
IV Potassium Chloride PolicyDec 15
Midline CathetersMay 19

Nicotine Replacement Therapy​:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Limited Nurse AdministrationSept 20

Medication Management​

Medication and Fluid Prescribing Administration and LegislationDec 15
Administration of Medications Prescribed as Variable Split Doses​Mar 15
Patient Self Medication Aug 14
Prescribing, Supply and Administration of Methadone and Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone®) Mar 14
Take Home Medication PolicyDec 15
Patients Own Medications PolicyDec 15
Verbal OrderOct 18
Medication Vest​Dec 18
​​Other Modes/Routes of Delivery​​For other modes not listed, refer to Lippincott procedures
Oral MedicationDec 15
Intramuscular Injections PolicyJan 19

Subcutaneous Fluid and Medication 

Jun 21

Transdermal Medication PolicyDec 15


Oxygen Therapy GuidelinesAug 19​
Adult Home Oxygen Policy

Dec 15

Adult Nasal High Flow therapyApr 21

Management ​

Preoperative Administration of Medicines for Elective SurgeryJun 20 ​​
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Page last reviewed: 08 November 2021