Season’s Greetings!!

Another year is about to end.  As we celebrate the holiday season, I would like to take a moment to thank all of the followers and readers who have supported the infusionnurse blog. I am very grateful and truly appreciate your continued support. Wishing you peace, joy, and happiness during this festive season. Happy Holidays…

Q&A: IV med infiltrated

Q: I was getting Solumedrol drip and got a big goose egg where my IV needle was inserted. Will I get benefit from the drug that went into my skin? A:  Thank you for your question. There are several articles on the topic of IV infiltration, however, I didn’t find anything specific on this.  So here…

Happy Veterans’ Day

On this day, we commemorate all living and deceased veterans who heeded the call of duty. That would include those missing in action, our wounded warriors, former prisoners of war and millions of veterans who have served both in war and peace. By honoring our veterans, we show gratitude for their devotion to human dignity and freedom.…

Weight for weight based drugs

Here’s a conversation I’ve had with an RN preparing to give a weight based medication via a peripheral IV:  I don’t weigh the patient each time they come in for an infusion. I only weigh them at the beginning of their treatment to get a baseline weight. Why should I weigh them again, they can…

IV Therapy – the latest health fad?

Lately I’ve seen increasing news about IVtherapy services on several social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Look it up using the hashtag #ivtherapy. You might be surprised to find many celebrities, athletes, models, general public and advertisements talking about getting IVtherapy, not because they are ill but for “out of the box” reasons like,…