Has anyone ever done IV antibiotics at home for a family member? Any thoughts on this would be welcome.
Feb 26, '02
No but I've taught a ton of patients to do the IV tx on their own. Of course I have to start them and change dsg if it is short term. Long term the patients learn that too. If your talking about you doing it I don't see why that would be a problem especially if you're experienced with them already. I'd choose to do my own families IV's at home if needed rather than having other nurses come in to do it and especially if the other option is inpatient. Heck, I'd do my own at home if I needed it just to avoid being admitted. Home is where my heart is. Not to mention the absence of nosocomials! And room mates!
Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02