Intravenous (IV) Therapy
IV team nurses are experienced and highly skilled in providing intravenous therapies to patients for a wide range of conditions. The treatment is administered into a vein and aims to prevent avoidable hospital admissions or enable those in hospital to be discharged earlier.
Treatment is provided to anyone over 18 across Liverpool, North and South Sefton and we care for patients in local clinics and will also deliver care to housebound patients.
The nurses provide clinical support and leadership to other healthcare professionals and deliver teaching sessions on all aspects of care and maintenance of vascular access devices and the administration of intravenous antibiotics.
• IV antibiotics including a hospital and GP cellulitis pathway
• Blood and Platelet Transfusions
• IV Zolendronic Acid for Hypercalcaemia of Malignancy.
• IV antibiotics including a hospital and a GP cellulitis pathway
• Epidural Analgesia.
• IV antibiotics including hospital cellulitis pathway.
How to access
Referrals are accepted from GPs, Secondary and Tertiary care and local hospices using the attached referral forms and must be completed via SPC 0300 3233 0240. Prescription sheets for blood transfusion must be completed by a Doctor.
Hours of work
The service is operational 7 days a week including Bank Holidays between the hours of 830am and 5pm
Liverpool 0151 285 4696
Sefton 0151 475 4280
By Fax: 0151 296 7848
Referral forms can be found here