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Infusion Therapy

September 2012 Vol. 7 No. 9

Author: Kathlyn J. Schumacher, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, and Elizabeth A. Leonard, BSN, RN-BC, CCRP

“Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care, ” from AARP and United Hospital Fund, found that almost half (46%) of family caregivers perform medical/surgical tasks for care recipients with multiple chronic physical and cognitive conditions. Of those caregivers, three out of four (78%) manage medications, including administering intravenous fluids . . .

August 2012 Vol. 7 No. 8

Author: Naté Guyton, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, NEA-BC

CareFusion has recalled Alaris Pump Module, Models 8100 because of possible dysfunctions that could lead to pump stoppage. Read more . . .

August 2012 Vol. 7 No. 8

Author: Naté Guyton, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, NEA-BC

I-Flow has recalled its ON-Q Pump with ONDEMAND Bolus Button because the button may not lock down. Read more . . .

August 2012 Vol. 7 No. 8

Author: Dianne McAdams-Jones, EdD, RN, GNE, and Krishna M. Sundar, MD

Learn the proper way to dispose of sharps and waste pharmaceuticals used in the home.

May 2012 Vol. 7 No. 5

Author: Edmund J.Y. Pajarillo, PhD, RN BC, CPHQ, NEA BC

On May 30, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Joint Safety Communication saying they “strongly encourage” healthcare professionals to use blunt-tip suture needles instead of standard suture needles to reduce . . .

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