Clinical update

Clinical update – infusion therapy

Ensuring the safest care for patients undergoing infusion therapy through updated guidance. 
New updated guidance for infusion therapy has been released Picture: iStock

Ensuring the safest care for patients undergoing infusion therapy through updated guidance.

Essential facts

Many patients admitted to hospital or receiving care in other settings, including their own homes, are recipients of one or more infusion therapies. Total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, parenteral antimicrobial therapy, pain relief and other infusion therapies are increasingly delivered in community settings.

While the move away from hospital helps meet patients’ lifestyles and clinical needs, it can have implications for patient care and safety.

What’s new?

The RCN has published updated standards for infusion therapy guided by evidence to ensure the safest care. It is intended to help healthcare professionals ensure each patient receives the most appropriate infusion therapy through the most appropriate device and site, in the most appropriate environment and

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