I. Qualifications needed for nurses

  • Registered nurse
  • Knows IV insertion (preferably certified IV therapist)
  • Pleasant and professional
  • Can work full time or part time (minimum of 4 hours)
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Age 25 to 45 yrs. old
  • Male or female with pleasing personality
  • Highly motivated and able to work without supervision
  • Honest and Trustworthy

II. Duties and responsibilities of invigor8 nurse

  • Pleasant professional rapport of trust through patient education and professional standards.
  • The purpose, benefits and risk of intravenous therapy should be thoroughly explained to the patient.
  • Designated medical personnel confirms with patient directly
    • That they’re receiving the intravenous treatment
    • Why they are receiving this treatment
    • Their expectations for the results
  • Explore any possible questions, fears or prior undesirable experiences

HEALTH HISTORY

  • Obtain and review patient information and health history. May recommend or suggest other appropriate IV therapy services.
  • Patient assessment includes consulting concerning risks and benefits of IV therapy in order for the patient to reach an informed decision.

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

  • What is the patient’s most important need?
    • Immune modulation
    • GI tract
    • Hormonal
    • Detox
    • Stress management
    • Infectious diseases
  • Nutritional IVs quickly break down bearers of illness to wellness
  • IV in a clinical office, short period of time. Range from 15 mins to 2 hours
  • Identify the best treatment for the patient
  • Consider all supportive factors, including need for supplements
  • Consider how frail the patient is and the recommended treatment

CONSENT FOR TREATMENT (Nurse and staff)

  • A written consent should be obtained from the patient prior to beginning the intravenous procedure.

INFECTION CONTROL

  • Infection control is an essential part in intravenous infusion. Strict aseptic technique at all levels of the procedure.

OTHERS: (nurse and staff)

  • All members of the staff should possess a broad understanding of infusion therapy services offered at Invigor8 gluta spa.
  • Patient education begins with the receptionist and includes all members of the front and back office staff in addition to nurses.
  • All staff should know the menu of the therapies offered and be able to articulate the benefits to the patient.

Nurse Responsibilities

  • Teach the client ways to maintain the infusion system, for example:
    • Avoid sudden twisting, turning or bending movements of the arm
    • Avoid stretching or placing tension on the tubing
    • Keep tubing above IV insertion site
    • Notify anyone, nurse or medical assistant if
      • Flow rate suddenly changes or stops dripping
      • Solution container is nearly empty
      • Blood in the iv tubing
      • Experiencing discomfort, redness, swelling or any problem
  • Showing the patient the equipment
  • Touch the patient to assess the skin
  • Anxiety can cause vasoconstriction
  • Ensure patient is not allergic to skin prep agent (ex. antiseptics or alcohol)
  • Sell products to customers as needed
  • Represent the company with honesty, compassion and sincerity.
  • Abide with all policies and procedures set by the company.
  • Learn by heart all the products offered.

Nurse and Medical Assistant Education

  • To maintain prescribed flow rate
  • Check insertion site for leaks or redness
  • Inquire about patient comfort
  • To prevent complications associated with IV therapy
  • Observe patient for changes in cognition and speech, level of alert, change in color (pallor) and signs of anxiety
  • Encourage patient to drink water and eat if appropriate during infusion.
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