Infusion
Nursing Notes
By Nufactor

Infusion Nursing Notes by Nufactor provides education, resources and support to promote successful patient therapy within the infusion nursing community.

Infliximab, Biologics: Infusion Precautions

Biologics products have been developed to treat undesirable immune responses caused by chronic systemic inflammatory conditions. The immune system consists of a vast network of cells, tissues and organs that all perform specific functions to help keep the “host” in a state of equilibrium. Infliximab is a monoclonal antibody tumor necrosis factor α (TNF) inhibitor. That has been used to slow the progression of several inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis by blocking the activation of TNF, target specific therapy. [More]

Standards of Practice

“I am of certain convinced that the greatest HEROES are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.” – Florence Nightingale.

These words resounded in my head when learning about the pioneer of nursing, the great Florence Nightingale. I’ve always taken pride in doing my best, no matter how small or how big my assigned duty was. In becoming a nurse that work ethic increased 10-fold, in my eyes at least. I was now responsible for the care of someone’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter! Their lives greatly depended on my care for a certain number of hours in a day and in many occasions the care provided indicated how the patient’s prognosis would be. [More]