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Q&A with Infusion Nurse, Cora Vizcarra, RN, CRNI, MBA


BestNursingDegree.com speaks with infusion nurse, Cora Vizcarra, RN, CRNI, MBA. Vizcarra is President of MCV & Associates Healthcare, Inc. (www.mcvassociates.com), a group of professional consultants specializing in vascular access, infusion therapy, and more. In addition, she is the past president of the Infusion Nurses Society and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Infusion Nursing.

Below she talks about her experience in the field and how to get started in infusion nursing.



Q: Can you describe your current position?

I am a registered nurse. I'm also a certified registered nurse in infusion therapy. Currently, I am a nurse consultant for a company called MCV & Associates, which is a consulting and education company. We specialize in training nurses and other health care providers in infusion therapy and vascular access.

Q: What is infusion therapy?

We start IVs and PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines. We also care for central access and central vascular access. We work a lot with technology. This is an area in which we use technology 50 percent of the time when taking care of our patients or finding vascular access. If you're not [Short Code Error: type value must be either online or ground] I think everybody should aim for it.