The evolution of Infusion therapy is centered on uplifting the needs of the chronically ill patients who require specialized treatments. Infusion nursing is a specialty which focuses on the care of patients receiving intravenous (IV) therapy or infusion therapy, or medications and fluids via injection by specialized nurses. Infusion nurses ensure that patients receive correct intravenous (IV) therapy for treatment ordered from choosing an appropriate device and monitor and evaluate the patient’s response to the IV therapy.
- Patient assessment and monitoring
- Performing venipuncture
- Intravenous medications, fluids and blood products
- Infection control precautions
- Infusion equipment