An IV Nurse evaluates patients in need of intravenous treatment or medication and plans, implements and documents nursing care. He or she determines appropriate venipuncture site and administers intravenous therapeutic treatments and provides information to patients and families regarding intravenous treatment.
An IV Nurse requires an associate’s degree and is certified as a registered nurse and should be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
Some of the duties of an IV Nurse or Infusion Nurse would be giving patients medication and fluids via injection. They monitor patients, manage their tubing, maintain arterial catheters, and stay aware of potential drug complications.
IV Nurses can be found working in a multitude of locations, including places like hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics, and home health agencies.
It is a very challenging job thus needs special training but if you are up for it, it can be also very rewarding.
Knowledge and Skills – In terms of these aspects an IV nurse is equipped in taking care of patients as they undergo comprehensive training in order for them to be certified. IV Certification training gives competency to nurses to perform nursing duties. A nurse with IV certification can also give assurance to patients as well as they can do the job with confidence.
Career Advancement – Getting an IV certificate can help you boost your medical career. Like any other jobs the more skills and expertise you have the better chances you will get a promotion or be in demand for a position. Most IV Nurses get favorable responses when applying for a promotion.
Compensation – The median annual Staff Nurse – RN – Infusion Therapy salary is $83,227, as of November 30, 2016, with a range usually between $75,167–$90,073, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors like location, type of healthcare he/she is working in, shift etc.