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Why, Who & How: Infusion Center Accreditation

Why, Who & How: Infusion Center Accreditation

NICA Accreditation Program Director Edie Gigot, MSN, RN, MBA explains the importance of established standards in healthcare and expands on the National Infusion Center Association’s Standards of Excellence for Ambulatory Infusion Centers. Edie also explores the application of these standards in infusion center accreditation, discussing the why, who, and how of becoming a NICA-accredited center. […]

Intro to Infusion: The Infusion Nurse & the Pharmacist

Intro to Infusion: The Infusion Nurse & the Pharmacist

Bailey Klingaman explores the definitions of infusion nurses and pharmacists, the responsibilities that come with their titles, and how to enter the professions. Thank you to Pamela Jones McIntyre, MSN, RN, CRNI, OCN, Ig-CN, VA-BC and Chuck DiTrapano, RPh for their contributions on why to enter the field and pursue a career as an infusion […]

The Past, Present, and Future of IV Therapy

The Past, Present, and Future of IV Therapy

Bailey Klingaman explores the history of intravenous infusion therapy and the path to modern treatments. Deb DiTrapano, MSN, RN, OCN predicts the implementation of artificial intelligence in infusion therapy and discusses the effects of the nurse shortage. In the 600 years since infusion therapy was first documented, there have been countless experiments, lives saved and […]

6 Key Characteristics of a Successful Infusion Center

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Chuck DiTrapano, RPh discusses how competence, confidence, consistency, culture, creativity, and communication work together to make an infusion center successful. There have been many improvements in the outpatient infusion market in recent years. The good news is that patients can now achieve a higher quality of life even when they are afflicted with a lifetime […]

Pharmacy Technicians: The Invisible Asset

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If you have ever had a prescription filled in a pharmacy, received an IV infusion in a hospital, or received a medication in a nursing home, you have received services from a pharmacy technician. Who are these people? How are they trained? The answer to these questions is both complex and inconsistent but can be […]