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Alternate Access for Infusion Therapy: Subcutaneous Route

This presentation will provide an overview of the subcutaneous route, comparing this route to intravenous (IV) route and compare SQ infusions to injections. In addition, some of the common therapies successfully given subcutaneously and the nursing considerations when administering SQ therapies will be discussed.

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Description

The subcutaneous route of administration (SQ or SC) has been used for many years as an alternative access for infusion therapy. Advances in product development, technology and medication dosing have spurred a renewed interest in this route of administration. This presentation will provide an overview of the subcutaneous route, comparing this route to intravenous (IV) route and compare SQ infusions to injections.   In addition, some of the common therapies successfully given subcutaneously and the nursing considerations when administering SQ therapies will be discussed.

Faculty:    
Cora Vizcarra RN, MBA, CRNI, VA-BC
Infusion Nurse Consultant
MCV & Associates Healthcare Inc.

Accreditation:   No continuing credits provided for this course.

Effective date:  April 2017

Expiration date:  April 2018

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