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Infusion and IV Safety: Why We Only Use Needles Once

Infusion and IV Safety: Why We Only Use Needles OnceAs a provider of home health in Wichita, Kansas, we make it a point to bring professionalism and dependability to the comfort and peace of our clients’ homes. Because of this, we employ qualified and licensed nurses, therapists, and caregivers to deliver heightened levels of care.

Part of our belief in furnishing reliable home health & hospice in Kansas is to practice safe practices, which includes using needles once for our infusion and IV management services. We offer the following services:

  • Central line care
  • Heparin flushes
  • Intravenous or nutritional therapy (TPN)
  • IV antibiotic administration
  • Injections, including IM, IVs, and insulin administration

So, why is injection safety so important? The CDC shares that “reusing a needle or syringe can put patients in danger of getting hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and HIV.”

A paper conducted by BD also shares that “as needles and their wall thickness become smaller, reuse becomes more of a problem, because of the potential of needle tips to bend into the form of a hook and break with repeated use.”

Patients need to be aware that unsafe injection practices can be a serious threat to their health. Healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, and anyone providing injections) should never reuse a needle or syringe either from one patient to another or to withdraw medication from a vial.

Both needles and syringes must be discarded once they have been used. It is not safe to change the needle and reuse the syringe since this poses a high potential for transmitting diseases.

With Providence Home Health and Hospice LLC, you can guarantee safe, hands-on aid that truly cares. To know more about our hospice care services, please get in touch with us at

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