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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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Autoimmune Encephalitis

Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE), also referred to as antibody-mediated encephalitis is a disorder that is easily confused with other neurological disorders. The initial presentation can range from acute to sub-acute, in patients of any age, with recent history of infective processes or cancers, or without, and further confounding diagnosticians. In recent years, significant progress has been made in the research surrounding AE, improving detection and treatment. Rapid detection, differentiation, and early treatment have significantly improved outcomes. This nursing blog will ultimately highlight the types of AE that are shown most responsive to immune-based therapies… [ Read Latest Post ]

NUFACTOR® PATIENT COVID-19 OPERATIONS PROCESS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their recommendations for healthcare personnel on March 18, 2024 (Infection Control: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) | CDC). This information applies to all U.S. settings where healthcare is delivered, which includes the home setting. The major change is if COVID-19 is not suspected in a patient (based on symptom and exposure history), the healthcare provider should follow Standard Precautions. This means masking is… [ Read Latest Post ]

Nufactor Updated Mask Recommendation

Right before the federal government ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their recommendations for healthcare personnel on May 8. The updates, applicable to all U.S. settings where healthcare is delivered, were made to reflect the high levels of vaccine-and infection-induced immunity and the availability of effective treatments and prevention tools. The guidance provides a framework to implement select infection prevention and control practices based on individual circumstances (e.g., levels of respiratory virus transmission in the community)… [ Read Latest Post ]

Proper Handling and Maintenance of Vascular Access Devices (VAD)

As children, if a piece of candy fell on the ground, some would bend down, pick it up, say, "God made dirt and dirt don't hurt," and shove it in their mouths. As people age, some continue with "the five-second" rule, never stopping to consider how many germs they are ingesting! As nurses, the above scenarios are no longer practices we should live by, not only in our personal lives, but more so in our professional roles. We are educated and trained about the importance of utilizing standard precautions for administering care to patients to prevent illness, injury, or death to patients and ourselves. More importantly, nurse training includes understanding the differences between aseptic and sterile techniques and the consequences when there is a break in these techniques… [ Read Latest Post ]

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