The final semester has begun. By the first weekend in May your oldest daughter will have a college degree in Biology and will have the summer and one semester off before beginning an accelerated nursing program. One year from that start date she will have completed the work for a undergraduate degree in nursing. From understanding the use of syringe pumps to how to program an IV pump, she knows that there is much about the health care industry that she does not know about, but she does know that she is committed to patient care.
After being a patient for five different surgeries in these first 21 years of her life, she remembers that a nurse is always the one who she talked to last before going under anesthesia, as well as the first person she talked to when she woke up after surgery. Those nurses have had an impact. From the trigger thumb and finger procedures that occurred when she was very young to the two ankle surgeries and one shoulder surgery during her high school and college gymnastics careers, there are many times when your daughter has trusted nurses with important questions and concerns.
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Knowing how to program an IV pump and other kinds of infusion pumps are some of the many things that health care professionals need to understand. In a time when more and more people have access to the health care that they need and the population of the nation is aging, it should come as no surprise that there is a growing need for nurses, doctors, surgeons, and other specially trained individuals. Did you know, for instance, that various kind of infusion pumps have been in use since the late 1960s. Many of these pumps, however, are more carefully controlled by technology. Consider some of these facts and figures about the use of technology in the health care industry and the impact that it has on the economy of the nation:
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- The average cost of one day in a hospital in the U.S. was $4,293 in 2013.
- More than 10,000 people reach the retirement age of 65 each day in the U.S.
- Yielding a bioavailability absorption of 100%, intravenous therapy is considered the fastest way to deliver any kind of fluid or medication to the body.
- The average hospital will own or rent more than 35,000 SKUs of equipment at any one time.
- By 2024, the global infusion pumps market is projected to be valued at $5,016 million.
Knowing how to program an IV pump plays an important part of the health care industry that we all rely on. Nurses and other health care health care workers have to master many skills and techniques in their quest to be the best providers.