Top News: #InfusionTherapy

Here are the top read news for #infusiontherapy:

 

Multiple IV Lines Pose Safety Issues:

Annapolis, Md.—The most common errors associated with multiple IV infusions occur during setup and include infusion rate or line mix-ups, IV lines not attached to patients and errors associated with piggyback infusions, according to a recent study of more than 900 IV line errors reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Read more


 

vitamin IVI Got a Vitamin IV Treatment at My Desk (and It Was Weird):

I got a vitamin IV at my desk at work. No, I’m not dying. I wasn’t severely dehydrated or nursing a terrible hangover, either. I did it in the name of clearer, smoother skin. Here’s how it went down. Read more


 

Chemotherapy May ‘Melt’ Some CSTDs:

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and the FDA have issued warnings that closed system drug-transfer devices (CSTDs) made out of polycarbonate plastic should not be used with chemotherapy agents containing the solvent N,N-dimethylacetamide. Read more


 

FullSizeRenderINS 2015 Exhibit Hall Experience:

At every INS Annual Meeting, the exhibit hall is the one of the highlights of the week.  I am very grateful to all the vendors who were there and were always willing to educate us on their products. This helps us contribute greatly to patient care and safety. Read more

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