Delivering Expert Infusion Therapy with a Gentle and Caring Touch
The IV Therapy Department is staffed by all RNs and provides IV Therapy care to our clients in the inpatient setting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services rendered include: phlebotomy, peripheral IV access assessment, placement, removal and troubleshooting of the access device; PICC line assessment, routine site care, placement, removal and troubleshooting of the catheter; Central Line dressing changes, assisting physicians with the placement of central lines, routine site assessment, care and maintenance, removal and troubleshooting of central lines including instilling catheter occlusion medications. The team also administers (peripheral) PPN and TPN. The IV Therapy Staff Nurses are responsible for content and teaching the IV Therapy class monthly, during hospital orientation. We are instrumental in providing IV related education to staff, patients and their families. This cohesive group collaborates with, supports, and actively participates in the various hospital Nursing Councils and Committees by providing unit representation. With the focus on Evidenced Based Nursing, the IV nurses have been able to research best practice and lend their expertise in the review, revision and development of IV Therapy related policies.
IV Therapy RNs are competent to work with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population.
Our Promise to Our Patients
- We will be seen as the premier support service for the organization providing timely and efficient patient centered care.
- We will promote excellence in infusion nursing through standards, education, advocacy, and outcomes research.
- We will utilize ethical principles to protect the health, safety, and rights of all of our patients.
- We will continue to enlist technology to promote a more efficient means of providing care thereby reducing patient discomfort and promoting a decrease in patient length of stay.
- We will provide support to patients during IV procedures to reduce pain and discomfort.
- We will be seen as experts by the medical staff, relying on our recommendations for infusion care.