Intravenous Therapy Nursing
What You Need to Know About Intravenous Therapy Nursing
Intravenous therapy nurses (or IV nurses, also called infusion nurses) administer fluids, medication, blood or other solutions through injections into patients’ veins. These nurses are responsible for initiating an IV with minimal discomfort for the patient as well as maintaining the tubing and dressings. Intravenous therapy nurses must be able to recognize potential drug interactions and complications, meaning they must have some knowledge of pharmacology and infection control. They also need to be familiar with the technology necessary to administer IVs and be able to support the physical and emotional needs of their patients.
$65,000 - $110,000
Annual Salary Range
ASN or BSN (MSN a plus)
RN, Certified Registered Nurse Infusionist (CRNI)