Intravenous Infusion Therapy for Nurses / Edition 2

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Overview

Given the sharp rise in medication administration errors, effective venipuncture and intravenous therapy have never seemed more critical to the overall health of patients. Intravenous Infusion Therapy for Nurses: Principles & Practice is your trustworthy guide designed to help you navigate the challenging concepts and protocols of IV therapy and offer you the tools to master them in practice. The latest information on equipment, nutritional support, legal implications, and infection control are all thoroughly woven into the context of professional and safe nursing practice. As no other resource offers more opportunities to learn and apply knowledge in IV therapy, this text is absolutely essential reading for anyone preparing to perform these skills.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Deborah K. Fultner
This book is written primarily for the adult client requiring IV therapy, but a section for pediatric and gerontology populations is included. Nursing tips, alerts, and key concepts are noted throughout all of the chapters bringing attention to critical points to remember while administering IV therapy The author states the purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive guide to venipuncture and intravenous therapy. This book also serves as an excellent reference for the practicing nurse and for any nurse returning to an area that requires IV therapy. It is written for faculty of nursing students, nursing students, and practicing registered nurses. The author targets clients in the acute care setting, home health nurses, and nurses in long term care, outpatient departments, and clinics. The author is qualified as an educator and content expert in medical-surgical nursing. She is a certified clinical nurse specialist in pediatric nursing. There are several unique features. The illustrations are black-and-white, very detailed, and clearly labeled. The 'boxed' features are listed inside the front cover for easy reference. All aspects of IV therapy are included as well as all types of IVs: peripheral, central, and midline. Principals of IV fluids, care, and maintenance, pharmacologic principles related to IV medications, IV nutrition, and administration of blood and blood products are more than adequately covered. ""Think About it"" and ""Ask Yourself"" boxes contain useful tips and situations to consider to help the practitioner deliver IV therapy safely. Key concepts at the end of each chapter summarize the important aspects of the chapter. This book is thorough, soreaders do not need to seek other references for information about any aspect of IV therapy. Aside from the usual information on IV therapy, this book contains patient teaching and documentation. It is well written and easy to use and understand. Schools of nursing and practicing RNs will benefit from having this book to guide their practice.
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Reviewer: Deborah K. Fultner, MS, RNC, CS (Texas Christian University)
Description: This book is written primarily for the adult client requiring IV therapy, but a section for pediatric and gerontology populations is included. Nursing tips, alerts, and key concepts are noted throughout all of the chapters bringing attention to critical points to remember while administering IV therapy
Purpose: The author states the purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive guide to venipuncture and intravenous therapy. This book also serves as an excellent reference for the practicing nurse and for any nurse returning to an area that requires IV therapy.
Audience: It is written for faculty of nursing students, nursing students, and practicing registered nurses. The author targets clients in the acute care setting, home health nurses, and nurses in long term care, outpatient departments, and clinics. The author is qualified as an educator and content expert in medical-surgical nursing. She is a certified clinical nurse specialist in pediatric nursing.
Features: There are several unique features. The illustrations are black-and-white, very detailed, and clearly labeled. The 'boxed' features are listed inside the front cover for easy reference. All aspects of IV therapy are included as well as all types of IVs: peripheral, central, and midline. Principals of IV fluids, care, and maintenance, pharmacologic principles related to IV medications, IV nutrition, and administration of blood and blood products are more than adequately covered. "Think About it" and "Ask Yourself" boxes contain useful tips and situations to consider to help the practitioner deliver IV therapy safely. Key concepts at the end of each chapter summarize the important aspects of the chapter.
Assessment: This book is thorough, so readers do not need to seek other references for information about any aspect of IV therapy. Aside from the usual information on IV therapy, this book contains patient teaching and documentation. It is well written and easy to use and understand. Schools of nursing and practicing RNs will benefit from having this book to guide their practice.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401809355
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/26/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,064,122
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Dianne L. Josephson, R.N., M.S.N. is nurse educator with clinical experience in the area of medical-surgical nursing.

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Table of Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF INTRAVENOUS INFUSION THERAPY PRACTICE: Introduction to Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Fluid and Electrolyte Fundamentals Related to Intravenous Infusion Therapy; The Legal Implications of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Infection Control and Safety Standard Measures Related to Intravenous Infusion Therapy. THE PRACTICE OF INTRAVENOUS INFUSION THERAPY: Risks, Complications, and Adverse Reactions Associated with Intravenous Infusion Therapy;Intravenous Infusion Preparations; Patient Preparation and Site Selection for Peripheral Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Equipment and Supplies Employed in the Preparation and Administration of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; The Delivery, Care, Maintenance, and Discontinuation of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Mathematical Calculations for the Administration, Regulation, and Maintenance of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Pharmacologic Principles Related to the Preparation and Administration of Intravenous Medications; Central and Peripherally Placed Vascular Access Devices and Advanced Medication Delivery Systems; Intravenous Nutritional Support; Blood and Blood Product Administration. INTRAVENOUS INFUSION NEEDS OF THE PEDIATRIC AND GERONTOLOGIC POPULATIONS: Intravenous Infusion Therapy for the Pediatric Patient; Intravenous Therapy for the Elderly Patient: Special Considerations. Appendix A: Abbreviations. Appendix B: Medical Terminology. Appendix C: Symbols. Appendix D: Review Questions. Appendix E: Study Questions for Further Review. Appendix F: Intravenous Infusion Therapy Nursing Skill Checklists. Bibliography and References. Glossary. Index.

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