What is an Infusion Nurse & How to become Certified Infusion Nurse
What is an Infusion Nurse? Intravenous therapy (IV therapy) involves the insertion and maintenance of vascular access devices such as peripheral IV catheters and administration of intravenous medications. IV therapy procedures are done by registered nurses (RNs). As permitted by the state nurse practice act, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) may also perform certain IV therapy […]
What are the Differences between PICC Line and Midline Catheter?
Vascular access devices or catheters used for intravenous (IV) therapy are divided into Short peripheral catheters often referred as (PIV), midline catheters and central vascular access devices / central vascular catheters / central lines. Short peripheral catheter:- A short catheter which is up to 3 inches long and it is inserted into one of […]
Practice of nursing is regulated by Nursing Practice Acts (NPAs). NPA is a set of law passed by the state legislatures. Nurse practice acts vary state by state. 50 states, the District of Columbia and four US territories have state boards of nursing which are state-specific licensing and regulatory bodies. State boards of nursing […]
Difference between Infusion Therapy and Intravenous therapy
The terms infusion therapy and intravenous (IV) therapy are often interchanged by clinicians and consumers. However, there are disparity between infusion therapy and IV therapy. In medicine, infusion therapy involves infusing fluids or medications into any part of the body through an infusion device such as a needle or catheter. Infusion therapy routes include […]