Home Care I.V. Therapy / Edition 2

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Overview

This new and revised version of the successful manual, Home Care IV Therapy, provides a practical, comprehensive reference on safe and effective home IV therapy. It offers all the information needed to operate and administer a quality home IV therapy program with step—by—step instructions for performing procedures, criteria for certification and recertification, recommended agency policies and protocols, staff education material, sample worksheets, and illustrated patient education manuals. The manual also includes discussions of medications approved for IV administration and a chemotherapy drug manual, all in a convenient looseleaf format. Also features directions for the care and maintenance of the many new types of catheters that have come on the market in recent years. the manual is a complete and comprehensive infusion manual.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: 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.
Karen L. Van Dusen
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. The purpose is to provide an updated manual on home care IV therapy. The new information will increase clinical proficiency and improve patient outcomes. 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. 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. 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.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834208360
  • Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/25/1996
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 322

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. I Infusion Therapy 1
Pt. II Obtaining Blood Specimens for Laboratory Analysis 13
Pt. III Peripheral Catheters 29
Pt. IV Peripherally Inserted Central and Midline Catheters 43
Pt. V Central Venous Catheters 71
Pt. VI Total Parenteral Nutrition 93
Pt. VII Intravenous Administration of Chemotherapy 107
Pt. VIII Continuous Intravenous and Subcutaneous Administration of Opioids 129
Pt. IX Home Transfusion Therapy 151
Pt. X Dobutamine Hydrochloride - Administration Guidelines 175
Pt. XI Administration of Intraspinal Analgesia 181
Pt. XII Patient Education 193
Pt. XIII Certification Programs 265
Appendixes 307
App. A - Answers to Posttests 309
App. B - Suggested Readings 315
Index 319
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