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.