They say home is where the heart is, so the last thing you want to do is bring infections home to your loved ones.
Nurses and family members who care for patients receiving home intravenous therapies should be especially careful when handling blood and body fluids like saliva, mucus, urine, stool or vomit.
Keep in mind that bacteria may enter your body from needles, tubings, dressings or intravenous solutions. One way to prevent infection is by using what is called “aseptic technique.” This is a method of performing procedures that prevent bacteria from getting into your supplies, solutions or medications.
– Kim Harvey, BioScrip Infusion Services