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Infusion Nursing Notes by Nufactor provides education, resources and support to promote successful patient therapy within the infusion nursing community.
This Infusion Nursing Notes blog is published by Nufactor. Since 1999, Nufactor continues to provide specialty products and care for infusion patients in the chronic illnesses community, while addressing the problems of availability, affordability and safety in patient care. Our Infusion Nursing Notes blog brings you timely topics from SCIG / IVIG infusion side effects as well as specialty injectable and infusible therapies for patients with chronic conditions. We provide informational articles on diseases dependent upon these treatments, guides and other resources to managing the safety and health of patients. Our blog is a dedicated resource to connecting infusion nurses with the information and support they need to better care for the patients they serve.
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Troubleshooting Implanted Ports
As a health care provider in the home setting, coming across various types of venous access devices is expected. Access devices can vary from peripherally inserted catheters for short-term or intermittently administered therapies, such as IVIG or infliximab, to centrally placed devices for long-term use, especially if there are venous access problems. A physician and patient should discuss and decide on the most appropriate venous access device while considering the duration of therapy, lifestyle, and history of venous access issues. Nurses are expected to maintain various types of central venous access devices (CVADs), such as peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), central venous catheters (CVCs) such as Hickman™ and Broviac™ catheters, and implanted ports. Patients may already have a CVAD when admitted for home infusion therapy services or require placement after admission if they have poor or inaccessible venous access and the need for long-term therapy. This blog will focus on handling and troubleshooting ports… [ Read Latest Post ]
If you didn't document it, it didn't happen! This is the mantra of the fundamentals of nursing—and what an appropriate statement it is! There are many options available for nursing notes, and they are all developed with the same purpose: to effectively communicate within the healthcare team and provide information for other professionals. This is one reason why there is no "standardized" nursing note for all nursing documentation purposes. It is imperative that nurses familiarize themselves with each specific note. Nursing notes are not "one size fits all" and must be filled out appropriately. According to the American Nurses Association, high-quality (nursingworld.org) documentation must meet certain characteristics to be used effectively to communicate and provide essential information. Nursing notes must be… [ Read Latest Post ]
Changes to Nursing Notes Per Joint Commission Triennial Survey
We want to share with you the recent outcome of our Joint Commission (TJC) triennial survey related to nursing care. While Nufactor doesn't provide direct hands-on care to patients, the Joint Commission surveys us under the same standards as they do for Home Health Agencies. This is primarily due to Nufactor billing Medicare Part B for a small number of visits (mostly SCIg teach and train visits). Medicare requires us to have deemed status via our TJC survey… [ Read Latest Post ]
Happy New Year! This is a time of fresh starts, new beginnings, and starting over again, but a calendar doesn't have to determine when you make decisions about your life to make improvements. In fact, living a positive life is a process, not an event. It's something that is a conscious and active decision every day, no matter what is going on in your life. Easier said than done, right?… [ Read Latest Post ]
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