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.

Treatment provided

Liverpool

  • IV antibiotics including a hospital and GP cellulitis pathway
  • Blood and Platelet Transfusions
  • IV Zolendronic Acid for Hypercalcaemia of Malignancy.

Referrals are accepted from GPs, Secondary and Tertiary care and local hospices using the attached referral forms and must be completed via Single Point of Contact (SPC) 0300 3233 0240 email spc.referral@nhs.net  Prescription sheets for blood transfusion must be completed by a Doctor.

 

Referrals are accepted from primary, secondary, tertiary care and hospices. 

The IV Therapy Team accepts referrals from GPs or the hospital.

 

Liverpool Referral information:

 

Sefton Referral information: