Infusions

Infusion therapy, or intravenous therapy, is one way to treat or manage neurological conditions or disorders of the nervous system. Infusion therapy involves administering medication directly into the bloodstream to change or alter the immune system. Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications.
Some Types of Infusion Therapy are:

  • Antibiotic/Antiviral
  • Anti-Coagulation Therapy
  • Anti-Emetics
  • Anti-Hemophilic Factors
  • Blood Component Stimulating Factor
  • Chemotherapy
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Inotropic Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

The difference between an infusion and injection- Infusion: Administration of diagnostic, prophylactic, or therapeutic intravenous (IV) fluids and/or drugs given over a period of time. (Examples: Banana bags, heparin, nitroglycerin, antiemetics, antibiotics, etc.) Injection: The act of forcing a liquid into the body by means of a needle and syringe.

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