interested in doing this....before I get certified I'd like to know if there is a market.... if someone knows ANYTHING about this or can offer some advice... for example if there are nursing homes that need this service.... I'd greatly appreciate it.
Jul 1, '07
in IA you have to have a physcian to supervise this work unless you ahve an advance practice degree. If you could also offer the follow-up care (dresssing changes, flushes...) then you could make $ at it but without the advace practice license how are you going to get reembursed??
Jul 1, '07
When I worked in a LTC facility, we had a nurse come in at night to manage an IV therapy patient. She was working for a company that provided this service.
An infusion therapy specialist visited one of my home care clients. The client had a PICC line. The home care nurses were not to chart on this line or have anything to do with the line, according to our employer. The client was receiving a non-FDA approved medication on his own without the agency taking any responsibility for the care. When the nurse arrived, I showed him where the supplies were, gave him an update, and left the room until he was done. Always thought that there was a lot of risk involved there. Wouldn't do anything similar again, now that I'm older and wiser. That nurse was wearing a uniform shirt that had the name of his company on it.
I don't think I would do infusion therapy on my own due to liability issues.