Here are the top read news for #infusiontherapy.
Medical experts seeking to stem the Ebola epidemic are sharply divided over whether most patients in West Africa should, or can, be given intravenous hydration, a therapy that is standard in developed countries. Some argue that more aggressive treatment with IV fluids is medically possible and a moral obligation. Read more
The FDA drafted new recommendations regarding the fill size for vials of injectable drugs and biologic products this summer, which prompted a response from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Read more
A new antibacterial drug and an anti-influenza medication got the nod from the FDA. Read more
Compatibility of Commonly Used IV Drugs:
The number of available IV medications continues to expand. Many institutions have observed an increase in patient acuity and a rise in the number of medications administered to each patient. This increases the likelihood that multiple IV medications will need to be administered concurrently. Read more
Nick Meza, 18, recently had another five-day round of chemotherapy at the outpatient clinic here at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Usually those days drag for Nick, an Eagle Scout with a flashing grin, a hunger for conversation, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Read more