PHAR 914 Clinical and Practical Elements of Infusion Therapy

This course will provide the student with specialized components of infusion delivery systems and will build upon basic knowledge students gained in prior studies.  We will explore numerous routes used to deliver IV infusions of antibiotics, parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, and hydration to patients in the home setting.  Students will gain a firm understanding of current products available to enhance the effectiveness of IV medication delivery, while maintaining sterility and improving efficiency for home health nurses and other caregivers.  This course will also address the advantages and disadvantages associated with current therapy  delivery systems.  Emphasis will be placed on the rationale for each product used and the role of the pharmacist in product recommendations will be highlighted.