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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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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 ]
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 ]
Prior to an infusion visit, we ask nurses to contact patients 12 -24 hours before and complete our Pre-Infusion Checklist (IVIG Pre-Infusion Checklist / SCIG Pre-Infusion Checklist). Nufactor developed the checklist to help the nurse and patient plan for a successful infusion. The list is a great tool and helps nurses guide their patients using a standardized check-off format. The list provides tips to give to the patient the day prior to, the day of, and the day after an infusion. Nufactor believes patients should have a better quality of life when receiving specialty infusion treatments at home… [ Read Latest Post ]
One of the most anxiety-producing aspects of life is "fear of the unknown." This is particularly true in healthcare. From relatively benign medical conditions to devastatingly critical or life-threatening illnesses, the statement "knowledge is power" should not be underestimated when developing patient treatment plans; it can be a powerful tool in establishing the levelheadedness needed for a patient to manage their illness. Patient education is often as simple as explaining a laboratory test or a minor dietary change. As nurses, we may impart knowledge in a casual or off-the-cuff manner when discussing medical issues that have become routine for us, yet not for the patient… [ Read Latest Post ]
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