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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Karen L. Van Dusen, MS, RN (Visiting Nurse Association of Albany, Rensselaer & Saratoga Co.)
Description: This book describes the most up-to-date information on the administration of infusion therapy in the home care setting. The information is comprehensive and includes total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, pain management, patient education, and nursing certification.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an updated manual on home care IV therapy. The new information will increase clinical proficiency and improve patient outcomes.
Audience: Targeted for IV home care nurses, this manual will provide nurses with a practical reference in planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care in the home care setting.
Features: This book is well designed and the subject inserts makes this resource user friendly and easy to use in the clinical setting. The patient education section is very complete and well illustrated.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for nurses delivering and planning care in the home setting. The design is easy to follow and user friendly in the clinical setting. The authors address new standards of care in this edition. Since this field is new and rapidly changing, these standard policies in IV therapy help provide guidance and direction to home care agencies across the country. These standards of care improve patient outcomes and assist in validation of reimbursement for home care services. The current information provided in the text improves clinical competency and assists in the certification process of the home care nurse. This resource is appropriate for individual, home care agency, and nursing education library purchase.