India's first online course on Infusion Therapy launched
Nine of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy during the course of their stay for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS), a global authority in infusion therapy, on 13 August 2017 launched India's first online course on Infusion Therapy for nurses.
Under the online course, the Infusion Nurses Society aims to train over 3000 nurses in the vital medical procedure.
As per the INS, due to the reach and ease of the digital platform, the course will enable members to access the various infusion therapy modules and presentations through its website.
What is Infusion Therapy?
• Infusion therapy deals with all aspects of fluid and medication infusion, via intravenous or subcutaneous application.
• The therapy has a range of medical applications including anaesthesia /sedation, post-operative analgesic pain management, chemotherapy and treatment of infectious diseases.
• Nine of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy during the course of their stay for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
• Improper infusion practices may lead to complications, causing an increase in mortality, morbidity, duration of hospital stay and healthcare costs.