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Home Infusion Basics for the Non-Infusion Pharmacist

Author(s):  Miron Karen E

Issue:  Mar/Apr 2011 - Volume 15, Number 2
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Abstract:  When a patient comes into a pharmacy for counseling with an intravenous line in place, it can be intimidating to a pharmacist who hasn’t had any specific training in infusion to answer questions. The purpose of this article is to expand a pharmacist’s knowledge in basic home infusion.

Related Keywords: Karen E. Miron, RPh, home infusion, patient education, vascular access devices, intravenous infusion, central venous catheter, central line, subcutaneous infusion, peripherally inserted central catheter, PICC line, port, flushing, heparin, pumping devices, continuous flow

Related Categories: EXCIPIENTS, INFUSION, PARENTERALS, TECHNOLOGY, PATIENT EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

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