Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice

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Overview

Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice provides a comprehensive guide to the management of intravenous therapy in nursing, and explores all aspects of intravenous therapy in both hospital and community settings.

It addresses core clinical skills, including the preparation and administration of intravenous drugs, peripheral venous access, acute and long-term central venous access, and paediatric intravenous therapy. The book also explores relevant anatomy and physiology, fluid and electrolyte balance, pharmacological aspects and legal and ethical issues, in order to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge required to provide safe and effective care. Covers key specialist skills, including blood transfusion, parenteral nutrition and safe administration of cytotoxic drugs. Provides a definitive text for nurses working in the hospital and the community. Contains contributions from leading nurse practitioners. Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice is an essential resource for nurses and health professionals working in intravenous therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443059834
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/7/2000
  • Pages: 404

Meet the Author

Lisa Dougherty is Nurse Consultant, Intravenous Therapy, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea and Surrey. She is co-editor of the sixth edition of The Royal Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, chair of the RCN Intravenous therapy forum and is well respected nationally and internationally for her work on Intravenous therapy.

Julie Lamb is General Manager for Cancer Services at Barts and The London NHS Trust. Julie qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1984 and specialised in Cancer Nursing until 1996 when she then took on a management role. During her clinical nursing career, Julie was chair of the RCN Intravenous Therapy Forum and was chair and speaker at a variety of national events associated with Intravenous Therapy

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Fundamentals 1

1 Legal and Professional Aspects of Intravenous Therapy Lorraine Hyde Hyde, Lorraine 3

2 Anatomy and Physiology Related to Intravenous Therapy Katie Scales Scales, Katie 23

3 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Michele Malster Malster, Michele 49

4 Infection Control in Intravenous Therapy Sarah Hart Hart, Sarah 87

5 Pharmacological Aspects of Intravenous Therapy Zoe Whittington Whittington, Zoe 117

Sect. 2 Practice 141

6 Safe Administration and Management of Peripheral Intravenous Therapy Teresa Finlay Finlay, Teresa 143

7 Local and Systemic Complications of Intravenous Therapy Julie Lamb Lamb, Julie Lisa Dougherty Dougherty, Lisa 167

8 Intravenous Flow Control and Infusion Devices Chris Quinn Quinn, Chris 197

9 Obtaining Peripheral Venous Access Lisa Dougherty Dougherty, Lisa 225

10 Vascular Access in the Acute Care Setting Katie Scales Scales, Katie 271

11 Long-term Central Venous Access Janice Gabriel Gabriel, Janice 321

12 Intravenous Therapy in the Community Jill Kayley Kayley, Jill 352

Sect. 3 Specialities

13 Blood Transfusion Therapy Liz Bishop Bishop, Liz ä

14 Parenteral Nutrition Clare Shaw Shaw, Clare ä

15 Paediatric Intravenous Therapy in Practice Karen Bravery Bravery, Karen ä

16 Safe Handling and Administration of Intravenous Cytotoxic Drugs Janice Gabriel Gabriel, Janice ä

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