Infusion Therapy Nurses
Infusion Therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes (into the membranes surrounding the spinal cord).
- Placement and management of intravenous catheters (peripheral, midline and PICC)
- Skilled home nursing services such as administration of medications, catheter site care, patient education, blood specimen collection, etc.
- Communication with the other members of the healthcare team regarding identified care needs and response to therapy.