This reference text comprehensively addresses every aspect of infusion therapy. The new second edition now includes discussion of intrathecal, intraosseous, and epidural procedures, as well as coverage of subcutaneous pain management, conscious sedation, and the use of catheters not being inserted intravenously. Addressing every aspect of infusion therapy, this text can be applied to any healthcare setting. INFUSION THERAPY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE also covers management, quality assurance, entrepreneurial roles, and future considerations for infusion therapy. Each chapter can stand alone, making it a great reference tool for practitioners.Author is the Intravenous Nurses Society, a highly-respected nursing organization that is the authority in the field.
All four chief editors are experienced intravenous nurses, some in both research and clinical practice. Over 30 expert contributors have participated in this text, ensuring that content is current, accurate, and pertinent to todays infusion therapist.
Chapter 19, Intravenous Therapy Calculations covers formulas, their uses, and samplecalculations, addressing all the basics a novice practitioner needs, and providing a
comprehensive refresher for the experienced practitioner.An entire unit in the book explores the unique challenges presented by infusion therapy in alternative settings, including home care.
Extensive coverage of specialties like oncology, pain management, blood components, and parenteral nutrition make this text a great resource for the practicing nurse who needs detailed information on these important topics.Extensive coverage of pharmacologic and other agents provide valuable up-to-date information on the agents used in infusion therapy.
Extensive coverage of infusion therapy equipment, from purchasing equipment to using it and maintaining it, provides the nurse with practical information on the equipment used in infusion therapy.This text covers all nine core areas of INS certification ( technical and clinical, fluid and electrolytes, pharmacology, infection control, transfusion therapy, oncology, pediatrics, total parenteral nutrition, and quality assurance), making it a great resource for review and study for certification.
Where appropriate, the text offers tips for patient education, helping experienced nurses find new approaches, and providing new nurses with a framework of patient strategies to work from.Every chapter begins with a brief chapter outline to enable the reader to immediately assess the content and scope of the chapter.
Throughout the text key information is presented in easy to read tables, boxes and bulleted lists to save readers time and to pull important information together in a single place.Nursing diagnoses and patient outcomes are included in chapters to provide quick, complete information on clinical application.
Basic material is addressed first and organized to facilitate learning for a new practitioner. Advanced and supplemental chapters are located later in the text, to be addressed as the student knows and understands the more basic material.Each chapter stands alone providing a brief mini-review and refresher for busy professionals.The Case Management chapter covers care and cost management, the health care system, and the IV nurses role as part of the health care team.
The Conscious Sedation chapter presents all of the basic information: what it is, how it is used, what agents are used, patient selection, and expected outcomes and more!The IV Therapy in Radiology chapter covers the broadening role of infusion therapy in radiology and the role of the IV nurse within this specialized sector.
The Management of Hazardous Materials chapter offers a complete and thorough discussion of hazardous material issues pertinent to infusion therapy, including a discussion of infusion therapy agents and disposal.The Entrepreneurial Roles inIV Therapy chapter examines how nurses can become more involved as entrepreneurs, especially in infusion therapy.
Step-by-Step Nursing Skills boxes focus on key skill sequences, providing step-by-step guides to various procedures.A new design makes iteasier to read and find material.
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