Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice

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This is a comprehensive but accessible book, aiming to give readers theoretical, background and practical advice. It is pitched at professional nurse level. Important issues such as ethics, law, pharmacology, haemostasis and infection control are given emphasis, in addition to the theoretical and practical knowledge nurses need to practice IV therapy safely. As its basis, it adheres to the professional guidelines for IV practice drawn up by the RCN (Dec 96).

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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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