Category list : IV therapy
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Nursing staff who are pioneering the use of 24-hour “nurse-filled” antibiotic pumps say the approach has transformed the lives of patients and saved tens of thousands of pounds.
One in four peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are used for five days or less when they should be reserved for long-term use, according to US researchers.
Success for nurse-led home IV antibiotics schemeSubscription
A successful project, led by community nurses, to provide intravenous antibiotics to patients with a long-term lung condition in their own homes is set to be extended to a range of different conditions.
A vessel health preservation framework has been launched in the UK to help health professionals select and manage vascular access devices and improve patient care
Preventing peripheral venous catheter problemsSubscription
A Cochrane review has found a lack of evidence to support the use of one peripheral venous catheter dressing or securement over another
A specialist cancer nurse and manager at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is spearheading a national campaign to prevent harmful medication leaks.
All community matrons in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland have now been trained to administer intravenous antibiotics, meaning more patients can be treated at home.
A “unique” midline cannula previously only available in hospitals has been used for the first time in the community by a specialist intravenous therapy nurse.
One year after qualifying, Lucy recalls the whirlwind of her first few months of being a qualified nurse
How a patient perspective improved IV therapySubscription
An expert cystic fibrosis patient questioned the timing of his drug administration, which led him to propose a new, more effective schedule for the entire ward