Home Infusion RNs are responsible for the administration of intravenous medications to patients at home. Physicians order infusion therapy for more serious infections and specialized disorders when oral medications are less effective. Types of infusion therapy may include antibiotics for infections, fluid for dehydration, chemotherapy for cancer, tube feeding and/or total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for digestive disorders, immunoglobulin therapy for autoimmune diseases, and intotropics for heart failure. Home health infusion nurses visit patients in their homes to administer these intravenous (IV) medication(s), fluid, or nutrition through a catheter directly into the patient’s bloodstream.
Travel nursing can be an exciting and rewarding career, especially for those who are excited about experiencing new places and meeting new people. There are many benefits to working as a travel home infusion nurse, such as an increased income, professional development opportunities, and gaining experience in areas outside of your own geographic region.