Here are the top read news for #infusiontherapy:
10 recommendations for safe injections in the outpatient setting:
The CDC released a new report titled “Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care,” which included recommendations for a safe injection in outpatient settings.
Most IV HTN Meds Ordered for Patients With SBP <180 mm Hg:
Intravenous (IV) antihypertensives are often ordered and administered for patients with asymptomatic uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) levels that are not associated with immediate cardiovascular risk, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Read more
Not the same…
Why is it that patients, as well as others who work in our industry, even doctors and nurses, think that infusion nurses do the same job as phlebotomists? Is it because both do venipunctures? Such sterotype and it’s time to stop thinking they are even remotely similar. Read more
USP <800> Still On the Horizon; Clouds in Sight?
After years of struggling to meet the rigorous sterile compounding demands of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Chapter <797>, many large health care systems and hospitals appear ready to take on the new challenge of USP’s proposed Chapter <800>, designed to protect pharmacists and other health care personnel from toxic exposure to hazardous drugs. Read more