17 Feb 2015

Infusion Therapy: Test Your Knowledge

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Rockaway Care Center provides infusion therapy for our various therapy services, such as: antibiotic therapy; fluid hydration; electrolyte replacement; chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition, and pain management. But what exactly is infusion therapy? What is getting infused, how, and where? Well, infusion therapy is a medical term for “anything needing a needle or catheter to get into your body.”

Here are some questions to test you on, and teach you about infusion therapy.

1)     Which professionals might be involved in infusion therapy?

a. Physicians & Pharmacists
b. Dietitians
c. Social Workers
d. RN’s
All of the above

2)     What supplies are used for infusion therapy?

a. Luer adaptors
b. Needle covers
c. Push button blood collection devices
d. Only b & c
e. a, b, & c

3)     What conditions are treated with infusion therapy?

a. Cancer, Hemophilia, and Dehydration
b. Gastrointestinal disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis,  immune deficiencies and pain management
c. Congestive heart failure
d. Multiple sclerosis
e. All of the above.

4)     What is the most prevalent use for home infusion therapy?

a. Blood transfusions
b. Parenteral nutrition (glucose, amino acids, lipids, and vitamins/minerals)
c. Cancer therapy
d. Emergency epidural anesthesia
e. Antibiotics

5)     What are typical ways that infusion therapy is used?

a. Intramuscular inoculations
b. Intravenous (IV) fluids
c. Epidural anesthesia
d. Intravenous medications
e. All of the above

The answer to all of the questions above is “e”. Feel like you learned things you didn’t know before? Great! At Rockaway Care Center we are pleased to provide non-hospital infusion therapy for the convenience and cost-effectiveness of our residents who need it.  We wish everyone as easy as stay as possible, and are glad to be part of your healthcare here at Rockaway Care Center.


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