Chemo Infusion Jobs in IA
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs to destroy or slow the growth of cancer cells. It may be used to cure cancerous tumors or to control or prolong illnesses.
When chemotherapy is administered by infusion, the medication is delivered directly into a vein through a needle or a catheter. Additional medications, such as dexamethasone and antibiotics, can also be given this way.
Infusion nurses are responsible for ensuring the safe delivery of medical fluids intravenously to patients. The infusion nurse works with other members of the health care team to ensure patients’ needs are met.
An infusion room nurse must educate patients on their disease, the drugs they are taking, the side-effects of their drugs, and when they need to call their provider.
To work as an infusion nurse, one must have a broad knowledge of oncology/hematology diseases and hundreds of treatment regimens for these diseases. Specifically, nurses in this field must know the potential side effects and adverse reactions.