More and more people nowadays are becoming conscious of their weight primarily because they want to look good or they want to feel good. Because of this, we now have a lot of options as to how we lose and shed off those fats. One of the most popular weight loss methods is through infusions called lipotropic intravenous infusions. Like any other method, it promises to decrease your appetite and reduce your weight.
One of the major things you need to take note of when it comes to these infusions is that it should be done by a professional; thus, never do it on your own. This is primarily because it may have some serious side effects that you alone cannot manage. More often than not, this procedure is done by a registered nurse. Thus, it is also good to know whether he/she is qualified to do so.
The nurse must be licensed from your state.
The nurse must undergo training or classes on infusion therapy in order to be eligible and qualified enough to do procedures involving infusion of any fluids or medications to patients. Most nursing programs across the country will teach you basic theories and practices on infusion therapy for nurses. The Infusion Nurses Society, on the other hand, conducts various educational programs in the form of annual conferences, as well as continuing education programs.
The nurse who will do the infusion therapy should have a certification from an accredited organization such as the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC).
The nurse must have a specialty in lipotropic intravenous infusion. Although specialization may be optional, it is always good to undergo these types of procedures from an expert.
The nurse must have enough clinical experience on this area of specialization. This experience may come from long term care facilities, acute care facilities, hospitals, and even outpatient clinics.
Surgical treatment is probably the most effective ways to treat snoring; however it is invasive. This is primarily the reason why proper care and right management should be followed by the health care team. To ensure this, the patients should also be well aware of the responsibilities of each of the team, most especially the ones who are always on their bedside which is the nurses.
One of the most basic and most important duties of the nurses is to properly administer the required type and amount of infusion to their patients. It is basic primarily because it is one of the first interventions in the hospital in order to deliver one’s treatment effectively and efficiently. And it is important because it helps in replenishing the lost fluids and electrolytes during the corrective surgery for snoring; it is also the port of entry for medications that are basically used for prophylaxis as well as pain management and anesthetic administration.
Responsibilities of Infusion Nurses
Infusion nurses are mainly responsible for administering the medications and the fluids prescribed for by your attending physician for the treatment of your condition. They are also responsible for administering blood and blood products directly into the veins to replace too much blood that was lost during the procedure. They are also the ones who will evaluate the outcome of the treatment and the ones who will report to the doctor if there are anything unusual or complication.
Infusion nurses work alongside other registered nurses, licensed practical nurse, and nursing aides to devise care plans for their patients. They are responsible for teaching patient, family members, and other caregivers on how to properly take care of surgical incisions or wound dressings at home, as well as other procedures that are needed to be done after patients get discharged.