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General Infusion Therapy Administration: IV Push, Gravity Drip, Elastomeric Pump, Electronic Infusion Pump

presented by Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

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Financial: Lisa Gorski receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She also receives compensation from 3M, BD Medical, Genentech, and Nexus Medical.
Nonfinancial: Lisa Gorski is a professional member of Infusion Nurses professional society.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Infusion therapy is administered via a variety of methods, depending on the prescribed medication or solution, the frequency of administration, infusion rate requirements, drug stability, patient safety and preferences, and reimbursement. This course will discuss different general infusion therapy administration techniques such as IV push, gravity drip, elastomeric pump and electronic infusion pump.

In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for these different infusion methods. This course includes

- Video demonstrations of procedures
- Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
- Tips and best practices for performing these procedures in the home

This course was reviewed by Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

Meet Your Instructor

Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, has worked for more than 30 years as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, now part of Ascension at Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a CNS, she has developed and oversees the home infusion therapy program, provides staff education, and is…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to general infusion therapy administration, information on all of the equipment needed for patients undergoing infusion therapy, and recommended infection control policies.

2. IV Push

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of infusion therapy administration via IV push.

3. Gravity Drip

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of infusion therapy administration via gravity drip.

4. Elastomeric Pump

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of infusion therapy administration via elastomeric pump.

5. Electronic Infusion Pump

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of infusion therapy administration via electronic infusion pump.

6. Tips and Precautions

This chapter provides tips and considerations for performing these skills in the home. It also covers related procedures.

7. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides recommendations on what to note when documenting for patients receiving general infusion therapy.

8. Quiz and Bibliography

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner's knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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