As one of our most popular professional practice publications, the RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy have been revised and updated.
This updated edition includes sections which reflect changes in the delivery or commissioning of care since this guidance was last published in 2010. It features dedicated sections on patient safety and quality and patient experiences of infusion therapy. There is also a new section on service development, reflecting the role of commissioning in IV therapy and the continued development of outpatient/home parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPHAT) services.
The development of the new standards included a rapid evidence appraisal of evidence available since the previous edition in 2010. Details of this and the summary of evidence are detailed below.