The focus of healthcare is value-based care models center. It focuses on cost, quality, and outcome. The Cures Act established a new Medicare home infusion therapy benefit. It covers home infusion therapy-associated professional services,(including nursing services) for certain drugs and biologicals administered intravenously, or subcutaneously. Collaborating with home infusion therapy providers to manage patients with infusion therapies at home provides a pathway for home health agencies to enhance revenue.
It is vital for home health nurses to have the knowledge and skills to safely administer infusion therapies at home, prevent catheter related infections, and prevent re-hospitalizations to the best of their abilities. In addition to excellent knowledge of hi-tech infusion therapies, home infusion nurses require peripheral catheter insertion skills and the knowledge to manage all types of central vascular access devices (CVADs) while preventing vascular access and infusion therapy related complications.
This two (2) or three (3) days of comprehensive Home Infusion Nursing Training Program is developed by home infusion therapy experts and geared towards nurses with little or no experience in home infusion therapy, as well as those who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in infusion therapy procedures.
By attending the 2-day program, attendees learn to collaborate with infusion providers to provide holistic care, manage patients with complex infusion therapies at home, care for midline catheters, PICC, port-a-caths, and all central vascular access devices (CVADs).
3rd day of the Program: If you need to learn or sharpen peripheral catheter insertion skills, please attend the IV refresher and skill enhancement workshop. It focuses on peripheral IV catheter insertion skill.
You can also register for 3 days Program Peripheral and Central Vascular Infusion Therapies. Please click here to register – https://infusioninstitute.com/product/home-infusion-and-iv-skill-workshop/
Who should attend?
- RNs planning to enter the home infusion therapy field
- Home health nurses wishing to advance their knowledge and skills in infusion therapy at home
- Clinical managers and supervisors
Legal implications of home infusion therapy
Describe coordination of care with home infusion providers
Transition and initiation of infusion therapies at home
Fundamentals of ambulatory infusion pumps
Guidelines to administer irritant, vesicant medications, and hypertonic infusions
Vascular access device selection criteria
Guidelines of IV Medications first dose administration at home
Management of patients receiving infusion therapies at home:
- IV anti-infective Therapies
- Parenteral hydration
- IV Pain management
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Biotherapies and Immunoglobulins: IV Ig & SC Ig
- Inotropic medications
- Cytotoxic medications
Review catheter related blood stream infection prevention and assessment guidelines
Differences between midline, PICC, non-tunneled, tunneled, and implanted CVADs
Routine care and management of midline catheters, PICC, and other central venous access devices (CVADs):
- Flushing and locking protocols
- Site care and dressing change protocols
- Accessing and de-accessing venous ports
- Blood specimen collection through CVADs
- Prevention and management of thrombotic occlusions
- Removing PICC and non-tunneled CVCs
- Documentation Guidelines
Day 3 (optional)
IV Refresher and Skill Enhancement for details