Infusion Nursing

Infusion nursing is a specialty is focused on the care of patients receiving intravenous (IV) therapy, or medications and fluids via injection. Infusion nurses ensure patients receive the correct IV for the treatment ordered, select and manage the appropriate device and monitor and evaluate the patient’s response to the IV therapy. They monitor patients, manage their tubing, maintain arterial catheters, and observe for potential drug complications. Infusion nurses must possess keen assessment and monitoring skills, be highly skilled at performing venipuncture, possess knowledge of different IV medications, fluids, and blood products, aware of infection control precautions, and be competent in working with a variety of different vascular access devices associated with infusions such as peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and midline access catheters. Infusion nursing is a broad specialty where nurses may work in home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, clinics, or offices. 

In this Infusion Nursing library, we’ve assembled resources to help you provide the best care to your patients. Our Pocket Cards are quick, handy references to refer to when you are caring for a patient receiving IV therapy via a peripheral or central venous catheter. Refer to the Guideline Summaries to learn need-to-know information from the latest recommendations. Our infographics, tips and mnemonics, and blogs are additional resources to help you during your infusion nursing career. 

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