Implementation of the i.v. push method of antibiotic administration using the FOCUS/PDCA approach

Home Healthc Nurse. 1998 Dec;16(12):831-7. doi: 10.1097/00004045-199812000-00007.


Home health agencies constantly seek ways to improve patient care as part of their performance improvement program. This includes revising and updating agency policies and procedures. Changing care processes, such as administering intravenous medications, requires input from pharmacy and nursing staff as well as administration. The authors describe how one agency used this process while adopting the i.v. push method of administering certain antibiotics to home care patients.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Community Health Nursing / standards*
  • Home Care Services / standards*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous / methods*
  • Injections, Intravenous / nursing*
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents