In medicine, safety is everything. This statement rings exceptionally true when it comes to any kind of invasive procedure. Infusion Therapy, done improperly or carelessly, can be dangerous for any recipient. So, this begs the question: Is my IV therapist doing it right?
Infusion Therapy can be, in many ways, similar to surgery. Safety protocols and regulations stipulate strict guidelines on the appropriate use of all medical equipment and how the procedure is to be conducted. Nurses wash their hands, wear sterile gloves, disinfect all working areas and carefully handle all equipment before and during use. Only the finest quality of equipment is used from reputable manufacturers and clinical staff is trained vehemently on how to conduct the procedure. All protocols and procedures should ultimately be directed by a licensed physician. After all, an IV requires you to penetrate the skin to infuse vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream. Room for error can be great, but with a proper plan, executed perfectly, the risk can be nearly non-existent.
In addition to the handling of equipment and the procedure, itself, the vitamins and minerals you infuse can be equally dangerous. If the right preventive steps are not taken, you increase the likelihood of an adverse outcome. Patients should receive a full set of vitals. Allergies and current medications should be reviewed. A review of past medical and surgical history should be taken. All of these things should ultimately be reviewed by a licensed physician. If, at any point, a contraindication or concern is recognized during the screening process, steps are taken to either alter the procedure or discontinue completely. Every step done to ensure whatever is put into your body is safe and appropriate.
Drip Nashville takes patient safety extraordinarily careful. Our team is not only the most experienced and well-trained clinicians, but we adhere to safety regulations and guidelines ruthlessly. Your vitals will always be taken, a health history will always be procured, and any concerns discussed beforehand. All equipment is handled with extreme care. Our vitamins and medications are ordered from a reputable pharmacy, and our process is meticulous. While some IV companies may throw caution to the wind, we don’t believe in shortcuts. We ensure every medication and vitamin, every instrument, and every step we take is safe during every one of our sessions.
We are so attentive to safety that every one of our new patients will receive a physical exam by a real physician right there on site. Despite being mobile, we are still able to carry out these evaluations by leveraging technology to ensure your IV session goes flawlessly. Our team utilizes TeleMedicine, a virtual meeting between physician and patient, to complete an evaluation with the assistance of our nurse. Not only is this technology awesome, but it is required by law. Our team has visited other IV providers and this step is often omitted. Your safety is our top priority and we guarantee you every precaution and every rule is properly obeyed. We omit nothing, so you can receive everything.
Oftentimes we underestimate the complexity of the human body. We are, far and away, the most complex creatures on this earth. So extraordinary is the human body that it takes the smartest, most brilliant people on this earth to understand how our bodies operate. When it comes to delivering powerful change in the way our body operates or feels, you should only trust the best. Drip Nashville is operated by the most qualified clinical team. Founded and directed by a physician, our clients receive only the best.